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Old 12-25-2011, 11:25 AM   #211
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Quit hating on the cauliflower! I love the stuff! Raw, cooked... whatever. The only way I didn't care for it was roasted. To me it just tastes like cauliflower that's burnt around the edges.
I'm with you, Steve! Pickled is my favorite way to eat it.
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Old 12-25-2011, 11:32 AM   #212
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I feel an instant rapport with you, Greg. There aren't too many of us cauliflower haters around here.
I don't understand what there's to like about cauliflower. It looks about the same as broccoli (which tastes good) but cauliflower has no taste I can discern. I don't want to eat some white thing with no taste. Or maybe there's a taste that I'm genetically not able to sense. I don't understand why people want to eat this bland, colorless, tasteless vegetable.

It doesn't taste bad to me. It's just got no taste at all for me.
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Old 12-25-2011, 11:38 AM   #213
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I find it has a taste that's vaguely broccoli-like, except milder. It's always been one of my favorites, even when I was a kid. My mom used to make it in a bechamel sauce with nutmeg. I would practically knock my little brother out of his chair to get to it.

Ok, truth be told, I really didn't need much of a reason to knock my little brother out of his chair.
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Old 12-25-2011, 11:39 AM   #214
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I don't understand what there's to like about cauliflower. It looks about the same as broccoli (which tastes good) but cauliflower has no taste I can discern. I don't want to eat some white thing with no taste. Or maybe there's a taste that I'm genetically not able to sense. I don't understand why people want to eat this bland, colorless, tasteless vegetable.

It doesn't taste bad to me. It's just got no taste at all for me.
Raw, it has lots of flavor when eaten with a mild ranch dip. Steamed, the flavor is a bit less, but still there. Pickled, it's crunchy and a great snack.
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Old 12-25-2011, 11:41 AM   #215
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Can anyone think of any othe white veggie that is naturally white? White is not a color. It is not even in the rainbow. Mother Nature made a mistake when she created cauliflower. White apasergus, white endives are veggies that we have messed with. White does nothing to add to the apperance on the plate. Even white sauce has specks of pepper in it.
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Old 12-25-2011, 11:42 AM   #216
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Can anyone think of any othe white veggie that is naturally white? White is not a color. It is not even in the rainbow. Mother Nature made a mistake when she created cauliflower. White apasergus, white endives are veggies that we have messed with. White does nothing to add to the apperance on the plate. Even white sauce has specks of pepper in it.
potato, parsnip
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Old 12-25-2011, 11:45 AM   #217
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...onions, plantains/bananas, leeks, daikon, kohlrabi, mushrooms, turnips, jicama, garlic.
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Old 12-25-2011, 11:47 AM   #218
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potato, parsnip
Potatoes come in differnt color. Yukon Gold, purple ones. And parsnips are an off white. more toward cream colored. And they both have a distinct taste. Parsnips are very sweet. Cauliflower has nothing to recommend it. No color or taste. The purple caulflower is ornamental only.
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Old 12-25-2011, 11:49 AM   #219
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...onions, plantains/bananas, leeks, daikon, kohlrabi, mushrooms, turnips, jicama, garlic.
All right! But they all have a flavor of their own. Blindfolded, you would know what you were eating. CF is BLAND!
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Chacun a san gout, said the old lady as she kissed the cow!

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