Monday, January 18, 2010

Fresh Produce: Romanesco

This vegetable is so strangely beautiful, that it stopped me in my tracks and inspired the above photograph. Romanesco broccoli or Roman Cauliflower was first documented in Italy (as broccolo romanesco) in the sixteenth century and is a member of the super nutritious Brassica family. In Italy there are a number of recipes specific to Romanesco broccoli, but in the rest of the world, it is usually prepared like normal broccoli. I love it steamed with a shake of lemon pepper.

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