Is This The World's Most Beautiful Vegetable?
One look at a head of Romanesco and your breath will be taken away. Belonging to the same family as broccoli, kale and cauliflower, Romanesco is chartreuse in color with numerous cone-shaped florets that grow in a logarithmic spiral.
Its taste is similar to that of cauliflower, but with a lightly nuttier, earthier flavor. It also cooks in much less time than broccoli and cauliflower. The most popular way to cook Romanesco is oven roasting it with olive oil and various seasonings.
Unfortunately, this gorgeous vegetable can hard to come by. You can try specialty grocers, farmers markets, or grow it yourself! It is as easy to grow as normal broccoli or cauliflower. If you would like to learn more about growing Romanesco, the Wisconsin Horticulture website has a great guide.