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    what food generates more negative comment? in your opinion. mine? BEETS.

    a few points:

    i love beets. i love roasting them, wilting down the beet greens and tossing it all together for a great veggie dish. i also love pickling them. i pickled a bunch last night. i had some red beet "dye" on my cap this morning, and a coworker asked what the red stuff was. i said, "probably beet juice".

    he acted like i swallowed a rodent placenta served over a cow chip. i asked him, "you hate beets?"

    he said, (i was surprised), "they are gross, but i admit, i have never tasted them"

    okay to my points.

    1. i consider it bad manners to act like someone's food is covered in demon love juice.
    2. at least taste the stuff before passing judgement.


    i am not a pro-chef. but i was raised to have an open mind when it comes to food. i'm chinese. american born, from immigrant parents. i have seen and tasted some serious "Fear Factor Food". my coworker (the same guy), spreads a vietnamese liver pate thing with some gray shrimp paste stuff as a sandwich spread. i'd give it a try. if he offered.

    i have tasted the shrimp paste stuff. i think it has pineapple in it. it taste soooo fishy. brutally fishy. and it is GRAY! i still dont freak out.

    2nd bad reaction from folks = brussel sprouts. hahahha.

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    peeing red pee is fun too! love beets.

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    I'm on board with the "Just Say NO" to beets campaign. Probably originated when I was a kid and was force-fed pickled beets. But within the last 2 years I have tried them roasted and pickled, and frankly I still do not like them. I don't feel much better about brussel sprouts (just not a big cabbage fan), but I ate some a little while back tkern cooked up w/ a bunch of bacon fat and I was able to keep them down One item that I enjoy but many others gag on is real Italian provolone cheese. The best stuff smells like wet sweat socks that were left for a month in a '72 Pinto with all the windows rolled up and temperatures reaching 100 degrees each day.
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    Hey Nothing wrong with a a 72 Pinto, we had one, sad huh given that my last name.

    People have food hang-ups, what can you say. Just don't let it be your children. Inundate them with food and flavors from around the world. remember children in Mexico put chili powder on their ice cream.

    Beets: pickled, roasted, boiled, shredded. You'll be doing a Red #1 and Red #2 for sure.

    if I have to pick out one food that I'm not too crazy trying is Durian Fruit, but I’d try it. I ate a nest of termites in Belize in the Mangrov grove that tasted very nutty with a pleasant crunch. trying to impress a girl.

    The one food I'm not interested in eating is the genital or crokies of any animal. I’ve seen Anthony B. eat fish sperm too, I think I'll pass on that, but Beets, bring it.

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    I'm on board with the "Just Say NO" to beets campaign. Probably originated when I was a kid and was force-fed pickled beets. But within the last 2 years I have tried them roasted and pickled, and frankly I still do not like them. I don't feel much better about brussel sprouts (just not a big cabbage fan), but I ate some a little while back tkern cooked up w/ a bunch of bacon fat and I was able to keep them down One item that I enjoy but many others gag on is real Italian provolone cheese. The best stuff smells like wet sweat socks that were left for a month in a '72 Pinto with all the windows rolled up and temperatures reaching 100 degrees each day.
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    Roasted beets with goat cheese and roasted brussel sprouts are two of my favorites. I find that most people just don't roast/char them up enough.

    I am big on okra which get a lot negatives from people, probably because they had it boiled as a kid.

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    Liver, any type. Small handful of friends enjoy liver, but most people I know would recoil in horror if I said I was serving it.( I sometimes hide a little skewer on the side of the grill for myself)

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    I like okra both ways, fried and boiled. Can't be too small. Roasted beets are way up on my list as well. But I seldom fix either cause I can 't find anyone else that will eat them.

    Brussell sprouts I've had and have prepared a number of ways but they always end up tasting like brussell sprouts. Still willing to try. Eggplant I'm done with. It cannot be made fit for consumption. I know your recipe is special but no thank you.

    I've wondered if one were to eat copious amount of beets and asparagus would uhm, never mind...
    Dave
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    Brussel sprouts.
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    Love beets, learning to love (figuring out how to prepare) brussel sprouts. The one thing that I love that some people have a problem with is cilantro.
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