With apologies to the airline, I was really surprised by the flavors in the complimentary sandwich Air France served on a recent flight.
Chévre / Betterave /Framboise
Goat Cheese / Beet / Raspberry
You heard me right – the dreaded beet in a sandwich meant for the general public. Curses!
It’s probably the only French cuisine I’ve ever tasted and disliked. I DO NOT LIKE BEETS. What a waste of the goat cheese and raspberries.
Read more about the beet problem here at I Hate Beets. There’s even a haiku. And surprisingly, lots of comments. Like politics at the moment, beets are a polarizing topic.
They look pretty, but they taste like dirt.
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17 thoughts on “Still Not a Fan of Beets…Strange In-Flight Sandwich”
That sounds horrible!
We are obviously from the same No-Beet Tribe.
Maybe you should fly in a better class of service if your free sandwich isn’t to your liking. Just sayin.’ Hahahahahaha.
LOL! I left out part of the story – it was only a 45-minute flight! That free sandwich was completely unexpected.
I called them and told them about you. HA!
Haha! Of all the luck!
I know! I love raspberries, and I double-love goat cheese – how did beets get into that recipe?
I recently learned that certain foods are detested because the individual has a sensitive olfactory receptor-gene or a sensitive taste receptor-gene. In other words, whether or not one likes or dislikes a food may sometimes be beyond their control.
Thank you for that. And you’re right – I knew that with regard to cilantro and ginger, but had never thought about it applying to my loathing of beets.
Maybe it would help if you thought of them as tasting like the earth… 😊
Tanja, that is a great suggestion (and worthy of your creative writing skills), but the other way to put that is “tasting like dirt”. Somehow I fall to the latter rather than the former. But good try!
LOL! Pass it to me please.
Beets and lima beans are two veggies that my mother loved (and thus served frequently) that do not cross the threshold of my home. I picked beets out of a salad last night. Ugh.
We are kindred spirits! I also hate lima beans, perhaps with a passion more fervent than my loathing of beets. Limas just don’t come up as often, for some reason. My mother liked them both, too, and once made me take a lima bean like a pill because I refused to eat it. We laughed about it later…a long time later.
I’m reading a sweet little conversation about food in an online tea party at https://thelittlemermaid09.wordpress.com/2018/09/02/join-in-the-fun-join-in-the-september-2018-tea-party/ and am commenting that this little sandwich one I would not want to find on the menu at high tea. It was pretty but not good…all hat and no cattle as we say here in Texas.
LOL I’ll eat yours! Love beets! 🙂