Ask The Chef

with Stephanie Goldfarb

Q: What are some flavor benefits to roasting beets and what types of dishes can I use them in?

A: Roasting beets, as with any other fruit or vegetable not only concentrates the inherent flavor but also coaxes natural sugars out of them. Boiling, steaming, and even frying will never yield the kind of flavor that roasting can. I love roasting beets in orange juice, honey, miso, and olive oil to highlight their beautiful floral qualities, and they pair excellently with fresh herbs such as mint, chervil, and cilantro. 

About the Chef

Stephanie Goldfarb is a Chicago-based chef and national food television personality specializing in seasonal, globally-inspired cuisine. Recognized as the winner of Food Network’sAmerica’s Best Cook competition, and a celebrity chef on Kitchen Inferno and NBC’s Food Fighters, Goldfarb delivers unique and relatable culinary experiences to discriminating and casual diners alike. As the owner of the successful Seven Species Supper Club & Catering, she enjoys the challenge of building brand new menus each month that inspire both repeat clients and newcomers, and seeks opportunities to utilize new ingredients, techniques, and approaches in accessible ways.