What kind of vegetable is pictured here with the pink and white concentric rings? They look like they might be some kind of beet or radish.

Eel and Bone Marrow, Eggplant, and Pickled Vegetables by Chef Dan Hunter

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That is a chioggia beet, I believe, but watermelon radish is also colored similarly.

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    The yellow and dark red slices are also different kinds of beets. Seems like a beet mix to me. :P
    – Gretel_f
    Commented Jul 22, 2019 at 11:25
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    Those are some phat beets! Commented Jul 23, 2019 at 11:00
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    Also known as candy cane beets (because of appearance- does not taste like a peppermint stick!)
    – Damila
    Commented Jul 23, 2019 at 16:41
  • @Gretel_f - if you wouldn't mind, what are those beets? Commented Jul 23, 2019 at 17:52
  • @Alex Reinking - difficult to say, there are multiple yellow and red varieties. Check the Wikipedia article on beetroots for a rough list. The dark red one is the most common, though. Also i believe there are white ones, so the larger white slices could those. Side note: It's a bit sad to say, but those lovely rings will mostly disappear when cooking them. :( The dark red color is preserved, though.
    – Gretel_f
    Commented Jul 23, 2019 at 20:17

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