My restaurant contact asked me if there were any vegetables I wanted to draw. My favorite vegetable will be coming up soon, but 2nd, I listed beets, for their shape and color. I could have suggested radish, but I like borsch, so beets it was. The difference between them? Beets are kind of sweet, radishes are spicy. Cut a beet and inside will be vivid reddish/purple/magenta. The inside of a radish is white. I think beets can be more irregular shaped (though mine are nicely spherical here) than radishes, which are smoother. Also their leaves are completely different, something I learned when researching images for this illustration.