Nutty and snappy


Vying for most mesmerizing vegetable at the market, Romanesco is related to broccoli and cauliflower. The chartreuse, distinctly knobbed flower head has a long history in Italian cuisine. It’s not quite broccoli and not quite cauliflower, but has a nutty flavor and snappy crunch. It’s a good non-banana source of potassium and provides significant vitamin C, too. Eat it like broccoli, or try roasting the whole head coated with garlicky breadcrumbs and olive oil. Cook it soon after purchasing to avoid wilting and use the striking color to good effect in salads and side dishes.