Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Romanesco Broccoli at Farmers Market in Brooklyn Heights

The mysterious and beautiful Romanesco broccoli (or fractal broccoli) is an edible flower of the species Brassica oleracea -- and a variant form of cauliflower (see Wikipedia).

Visit the farmer's market at Borough Hall for a great selection of these beautiful vegetables (sooner rather than later).

According to FourmiLabs's Fractal Foods: "This is so visually stunning an object that on first encounter it's hard to imagine you're looking at a garden vegetable rather than an alien artifact created with molecular nanotechnology."

Photo by MK Metz

2 comments:

Katia said...

It looks so pretty but how does it taste?
Should I include it on my Thanksgiving menu? After all, it would look very decorative. Maybe I won't even need a flower centerpiece!!!!

Ms.Pardon Me For Asking

mcbrooklyn said...

We tried it last year. Ate it raw with dip -- it tasted like cauliflower.