CULINARY THRILL SEEKING — Cauliflower or Broccoli: Which do you love or hate more?
Published 5:30 am Monday, May 15, 2023
Cauliflower vs. Broccoli — I asked for, and received, permission to use the f-word in this space. Here we go. I saw a Pinterest comment that cauliflower didn’t ask to taste like fart rice.
I like the stuff, but still, that was funny.
I shared it with some folks who considered the sentiment to be dead-on. Then I brought broccoli into the mix, because people hate that, too.
I learned some call cauliflower “ghost broccoli.” Also funny.
Both are great to me for dips, casseroles with cheese and salads. Raw or cooked, I love it and figure science could reveal why some are not on board.
Short answer is that those who can “sense bitterness” are likely responding to compounds called glucosinolates found in most cruciferous veggies.
Brussels sprouts is also on the list, but I’ve matured to like these, roasted in oil and herbs.
Non-haters, share your recipes with #culinarythrillseeking followers.
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Darragh Doiron is a Southeast Texas foodie who loves hearing from readers. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.