Three cheers for the farmer's market. We were there this weekend enjoying the unseasonably warm weather and the fantastic colors of Fall and my children spotted and ran to the Romanesco. My daughter declared that they looked like green snow-topped crystals. My son proclaimed them fancy broccoli castles. Romanesco, also known as Roman cauliflower, tastes like a cross between broccoli and cauliflower – two things we LOVE chez moi. After hearing that, my kids happily dubbed it "broccoli's cousin."
We bought two bunches. I steamed the first one and all five of us gobbled it up for dinner. That right there is a win! I roasted the second bunch and it barely made it out of the kitchen. Score! Now that I know my kids are enthusiastic about Romanesco, I'll play around with it in various ways. Suggestions welcomed!