This strange tumor-like monstrosity is not from the latest horror film nor is it a truffle. It is another delicacy that I can buy here in Nice at the outdoor market and if not here, I can easily find it across the border in Italy.
It is a fire roasted beet or "betterave" as it is called in France. You may be familiar with roasted beets but I was not until living in Milan.
If you take a look on the web , you will see all sorts of inspired recipes and ways to roast them yourself. Here is a site that caught my eye with its delectable sounding salad with radicchio and chevre ( goat cheese) and black olives, all Nicoise specialties.
|Photo by blog: Smarthmouth|
What could be easier when all the work of roasting is already done for you by the vendor.
Whoa, I am getting hungry now. Let's try it.