Saxwip: Not Your Mama’s Steamed Beets – How to Take Your Root Vegetables from Frumpy to Fabulous

Anyone who bitterly remembers being forced to eat beets as a child will rejoice in this episode, which includes an amazing recipe for beet ice cream. Yes, we said; beet ice cream!

Bitter root, or Sp’itlem, is one of the four Okanagan food chiefs, and this episode Tracey looks at some of the European equivalents; root vegetables like potatoes, carrots, and beets.

Tracey and musician Warren Hooley start out with a visit to the rustic Farmer’s Dotter organic farm, where Morris Holmes and Yve Kosugi grow organic garlic and produce amazing artisan breads in a massive wood-fired oven.

Morris and Hooley join forces on a Salad Nicoise, while Tracey joins Wild Food consultant chef Scot Roger and Chef Brock Bowes at the Sonora Room in nearby Oliver, BC, a critically acclaimed restaurant that is part of the Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, where they create a special root vegetable dish and … of course, the best beet ice cream you’ve ever seen.


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