In my 2005 book, for seeing eye dogs only, I mentioned that the government
spent $100,000 to study why people donít like
beets. I added my two cents
by saying, "The people probably arenít cooking them." Recently I met a woman
who mentioned her recipe, which - more or less - is the feature of the month for
August. Maybe some will change their minds after trying this simple dish.

beets with bacon xxx serves 4
4 large beets 3 Tbsp vinegar
2 slices bacon 1 Tbsp sugar
Wash the beets and trim the leaves and part of the root. In a large pan,
cover the beets with
water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and cook
for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, fry the bacon
until crisp. Remove to a paper
towel and drain. Drain the beets, cool, peel and mash, coursely.
Mix the
vinegar and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Blend in the mixture along
with the bacon
and serve.