Beetroot thoran – sautéed beets with coconut and cashews.
(photo credit: MATT ARMENDARIZ)
‘Being of Russian descent, I thought of beets in connection with borscht – and the north,” wrote Barbara Kafka in Vegetable Love. “They do grow well in cold climates, but it turns out they are, like many European plants, of Mediterranean origin.”Borscht was the way beets appeared on our table when I was growing up. When we lived in Paris, we learned from the French how tasty beets can be in salads.