Fresh beets, however maligned by the people who swear they taste like dirt, are one of my favorite vegetables, especially this time of year. Their dramatic stained hues -- yellow, purple, red, gold -- lend themselves to beautiful presentations, and I love the root's flavor and texture. At the restaurant where the above pic was snapped, every dish is damn near perfect, including the beet salad. Can you guess where I'm
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