Look at those things. Hideous. I mean, aside from the Schrute family, people don't actually eat these things, do they? Well, maybe people eat them, but they're probably all Russian and they have no choice because it's the only food available.
I could go on, but I'll get to the point. I have never really cared for beets. Just have never came across a beet dish that I liked. They always seem to be paired with goat cheese and walnuts in some sort of ubiquitous salad that seemingly was designed to maximize the number of ingredients in one dish that I either don't like or am allergic to. Throw in some radicchio and we're all set!
Nonetheless, a bunch of beets showed up in my Farmhouse Delivery bin this past week. And since I'm not paying good money to throw organic vegetables in the trash, I set out determined to find some dishes using beets that I will hopefully enjoy. I perused my cookbooks and the interwebs, and stumbled upon beet casunziei, which is currently on CraftBar's menu. Having no idea what that was, I performed a quick Google search, and it was revealed that beet casunziei are half-moon shaped ravioli, with a beet based filling. An excuse to make fresh pasta. Perfect.