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Today’s featured vegetable: Romanesque


Recently my CSA box included romanesque. Doesn’t the name sound regal? I’ve never seen romanesque in the grocery store.  Have you?

Romanesque tastes somewhere between broccoli and cauliflower…but so much better! Plus, it’s rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, fiber, and flavor.

Something so beautiful must taste delicious. Right? So right. Maybe that’s the real reason that my daughter loves the logarithmic spirals of flavor. Plus, the vibrantly green color is appealing.

Here’s how I prepared romanesque for my family- It’s so simple! And, so fast! Who knew that eating healthy is so very easy?

I cut the head into bit size pieces, added a bit of olive oil to my granny’s cast iron skillet, turned the heat on medium, added the romanesque and a stir-fried the veggies for just a few minutes.

Viola! That’s it! Just a bit of olive oil and chopped romanesque. Nothing else.

We savored every crisp bite. We like romanesque almost as much as cake!

Have you ever tasted romanesque?

Happy summer,


don and arvilla
8/16/2012 12:52:43 AM

Love the simpleness of a side dish! mmmm.....

8/8/2012 2:19:21 AM

Hi Dave, There's some research that claims that Romanesque was first documented in Italy in the 16th century. Evidently, many people, along the way, have enjoyed the "green" flavor. Thanks for reading.

nebraska dave
8/7/2012 2:01:14 PM

Heather, I have not heard of Romanesque. I thought it might be some kind of hybrid thing the seed companies have messed with but after researching it, I find it's a very strange looking but heirloom plant. I have not see it any where in my area yet. Have a great Romanesque vegetable day.