Thursday, November 11, 2010

Do You Know What This Is? I Didn't.

Do you know what this is?  I didn't.

Ran across this vegetable character in the grocery store over the weekend.  New to me!  Look at the crazy cones in the design of the flower head! 

The sign said it was Romanesco.  $1.99 a head.  That's cheap entertainment for me -- it doesn't take much -- so I bought it to take home.

It's in the cauliflower family; however, it is more tender than common cauliflower. Sometimes it is called Romanesco Broccoli.  It can be cooked and eaten like regular broccoli, as a crudite, or steamed and served with lemon.  Or used in a simple pasta dish of penne, brown butter and good cheese.

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