Another garden blog I follow, StudioG, points to an article in the LA Times suggesting that CalTech students spend lengthy amounts of time staring at Romanesco cauliflower at the Pasadena farmers market because of it’s fractal nature. Which is funny because I often admire my Romanesco on the way out the door in the mornings. I kind of don’t want to eat it, it’s so pretty. I usually put mustard on my cauliflower (I know, weird right?) but I’ll be eating this plain and nicely roasted to fully appreciate it.
Did you know that cauliflower and broccoli are simply different forms of the same species? I didn’t, but that explains why I keep mistakenly referring to the Romanesco as a broccoli.