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Sformato Di Cavolofiore or Cauliflower Pie from Anne Bianchi

People have odd reactions to cauliflower. It’s considered strange or ugly, so I think a majority of people have never cooked it at home. If you have young children, saying “Eat your cauliflower” is likely to cause domestic rebellion. It is an acquired taste. The first records of cauliflower date to the 6th century B.C.…

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Roasted Romanesco and Carrots with Tarragon Bread Sauce from Curtis Stone

Romanesco is that wild green vegetable you may have seen sitting next to the broccoli and cauliflower in your produce section. It’s related to both and distinctively delicious. If you cannot find romanesco, then cauliflower — as pictured here — is a perfect substitute. Roasted cauliflower and heritage carrots produce an earthy, hearty mix of…

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Caramelized Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a vegetable with many cousins: broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, collard greens, and kale. This picture is of a relative new variety of green cauliflower that has become widely available only since the 1990s. Viewed up close, cauliflower is certainly a complex and curious plant. If you have ever heard about “fractals” or the…

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Potato, Cauliflower and Camembert Gratin

This post finishes the series on what we had for Easter dinner last Sunday. I’ve saved the best for last. If you google “what does cauliflower taste like” you have a quick descent into a tar pit. There are plenty of discussions, not about what it tastes like or why, but what to do about…

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