Originally Posted by jusnikki
THATS IT!!!!! It'n it ugly???!
I first saw Romanesco in Tacoma, Wa., while visiting my family out there. Sprout was showing me a couple of great places to purchase fresh veggies. She pointed the Romanesco out to me as an interesting looking veggie. I had to have some, so we bought a head of it. We loved it. If I recall, it tastes similar to cauliflower. I also love both cauliflower, and broccoli. I've never had broccolini and so can't comment on it.
Just last week, I made a bisque from broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, leeks, creamed corn, and a touch of pepperoni used as a seasoning. It came out yummy, and not like anything I would have expected. It came out so creamy and light, and with such a fresh flavor, it would make a great appetizer.
Don't ask me how I came up with the recipe, because I haven't a clue where they come from. Ingredients just seem to pop into my head that I think will go well together, and then I can imagine the flavor of them, as if I'd had it before.
Anyway, another thing I don't want to see on my plate, is any member of the mint family, either as a flavoring, or candy, or leafy substance, except for basil and oregano. I love those two. You can keep horehound and black licorice as well. But anise and molasses are used in my cooking.
Seeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North