I'm not sure that I've ever had endive before. Maybe some chef sneaked a bit of it in to my fancy salad at some nice dinner, but it always went under the radar. So, in my traditional fashion, I assume that I didn't like it. What I have now learned about endive is that color matters!
I picked up a mixed pack of endive, that had both of these varieties in it. I proceeded to use it all in an Asparagus, Orange and Endive Salad. This salad calls for a dressing with all kinds of sweet things in it.... raspberry vinegar, orange juice AND a tablespoon of sugar. Which should have clued me in to the fact that maybe there was something going on with endive that the dressing was attempting to mask. And I tell ya, that yellow endive was totally fine. I have no issue with it whatsoever. But that purple endive couldn't have been any more bitter!!! Like my hated radicchio, but maybe even worse. Even the sugar filled dressing didn't help it. Oh well, I guess I need to work on purple endive some more! But in other news.... there was also a good amount of raw onion in this salad.... and I was so distracted by the endive, that I actually FORGOT there was raw onion in it! Meaning, I guess, that I'm getting used to raw onions, to an extent that their mere presence no longer completely overwhelms me? Shocking, but perhaps true!
I did some more beer drinking as well. I tried Blue Moon *beer* beer.... I'm about 6 beers in, and I just don't get it. I'll keep at it, but damn, it doesn't taste good, people! The Guinness was tolerable... so far, nothing else was. I also drank a regular root beer, some kind of Trader Joe's Old Fashioned Root Beer kind of thing. It was totally fine. I don't love it, but I had no problem with it. I've been told that what I need to do is move up to Moxie, so I will see about trying that one in the near future!