Posted By BeenThere on 05-02-2012 11:42 AM
Beets: Maybe you won't find these in a Japanese grocery. (Way) back in the '80s, I taught English to a great little group of Japanese housewives. We focused on foods/cooking/holidays/crafts. My mention of "beets" in the list of vegetables was met with very polite giggles. They finally explained that none of them had ever eaten a beet, because "only pigs eat beets."