I read the other day that President Obama doesn’t like beets. My favorite! I wonder if he has tried Chiogga beets. These are sweet and tender. My dad doesn’t like beets either. Even Chiogga’s. He ate nothing but beets and tulip bulbs for a few years during the war in Holland and I suppose that would do it for anyone.
I always say I like all vegetables. But then I remember there are a couple I don’t like. One is Brussels sprouts (which my Dad loves). The other is turnips (or rutabaga). I’ve even tried fresh mild local Hakurei turnips sauteed to perfection, but they’re still bitter to me. I’ve never tried kohlrabi and I suspect that’s another one I wouldn’t like.
Still my dislike list is shorter than my teenage son’s. Its a lot easier to list his likes (in order, favorites first: broccoli, broccolini, carrots, corn, beans and peas). Six! I try constantly to expand this list. But its easier to just plant lots of broccoli, carrots, beans and peas.