The data are in and the conclusion is clear: Beets are getting bigger—as a menu item, anyway. That’s made clear in a story by NPR’s Daniel Zwerdling, “A Year That Was Good to Beets,” which notes that beets showed up on 13 percent more appetizers in chain restaurants in 2011 than 2010 and are up 33 percent over the past three years. Much of the story is drawn from an interview with Irwin Goldman, the world’s foremost champion of beets.
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