GOOD STUFF TO KNOW ABOUT CAULIFLOWER & ROMANESCO
Romanesco resembles cauliflower, but it is light green color and the inflorescence (the bud) has an approximate self-similar character, with the branched meristems making a logarithmic spiral. In this sense the romanesco’s shape approximates a natural fractal; each bud is composed of a series of smaller buds, all arranged in yet another logarithmic spiral. This self-similar pattern continues at several smaller levels. This is your vegetables on drugs! Both cauli and romanesco are rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, fibre, and carotenoids.
Store in a plastic bag in the coldest part of your fridge and use up in a week to 10 days.
Cooking & Eating Tips
Cauliflower and Romanesco are virtually interchangeable when it comes to cooking. Romanesco is slightly nuttier and smoother, cauliflower is slightly stronger in flavor. Both are a great addition to stir fries, in creamy pureed soups, or simply sauteed with garlic. Don’t forget that both are great additions to a raw veggie platter (especially romanesco)