cauliflower

romanesco

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.

STORAGE TIPS

Store in a plastic bag in the coldest part of your fridge and use up in a week to 10 days.

RECIPES

Aloo Gobi
Asian Peanut Noodle Salad
Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad with Blue Cheese & Sunflower Seeds
Brown Butter Cauliflower with Roasted Pumpkin Seeds & Lime
Cauliflower and Carrot Quick Pickles
Cauliflower with Brown Butter
Curried Cauliflower with Snap Peas
Garlicky Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan
Honey & White Wine Braised Vegetables
Indian Makhani Veggies
Lemongrass Curry Over Eggplant and Cauliflower
Lemon Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan
Lemon Roasted Summer Veggies
Roasted Broccoli and/or Cauliflower with Garlic-Parsley-Tahini Sauce
Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon & Parmesan
Roasted Summer Vegetables with Fresh Sage
Roasted Vegetables w/Chevre & Lemon
Root Vegetable and Romanesco Breakfast Hash
Spanish Sauteed Cauliflower with Red Kale
Super Spiral Pasta
Tempura Vegetables

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)