Probably one of the most interesting new develop- ments is in cooking beets. Contrary to old beliefs, they hold their color much better if peeled and either diced or sliced before cooking. Peel and slice the beets. Add 1/4 cp water, and cook as directed for all healthful vegetable cookery. Just before removing from the range, add 2 tbsp butter or fortified margerine and season with salt and pepper. If butter is browned before adding, the flavor is greatly improved.