I'm not usually a beet fan. But since I try to be an open-minded (and open-mouthed) eater, I snagged a taste of this red and golden beet salad at the media launch party for the Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival, held at the Whole Foods Culinary Center. The beets, tossed in a light vinaigrette with walnuts, were wonderful - fresh and light and crunchy, and not too earthy the way beets sometimes tend to be.
This year's Festival promises to be even better than beets - check out the full schedule for details. To celebrate their 26th year, the Festival folks are offering 26% off the first 500 tickets sold for the Sunday Fair, the fabulous tasting party at the end of the Festival. Get your discounted tickets here!