A few years ago, an odd-looking chartreuse veggie started appearing in various markets. I didn’t pay it much notice until one market featured the alien-looking heads with a big, shouting sign about a year ago—ORGANIC ROMANESCO! The sign made me realize I might be missing something. I took home a head, roasted it, and got hooked.
Romanesco may be a new kid on the veggie aisle, but it’s not actually new at all. Many botanists believe it was developed in Italy through selective breeding in the 16th century. It is an edible flower...read more