Hmmm, I am not too sure what I think about what must be a whole lot of gene-splicing, or carrot intermarrying, not to mention cross-specie fooling around necessary to get this array of carrot colors, but I LIKE them. I can see a stunning salad of carrots sliced thinly lengthwise on a mandoline. Or shredded and dressed with a vinaigrette. And what about a crudite platter with 5 different colors of carrots? Amazing. From deep purple to orange red, pale yellows and almost cream, the different types of carrots on offer at the Union Square Market were simply wonderful.
I am not sure if the carrots retain their vibrant color when cooked, but if they do, there are a whole lot of other uses where their color would really brighten up a dish!
So just when you thought all carrots should be orange…
…you get these vivid purples and reds!
And just as you are getting used to the wonderfully colored carrots, the next pile is made up of these oddly pudgy orange “carrot nuggets”.