the cauliflower crusade

August 16, 2009

Here in Britain, cauliflower has been in the news quite a bit.  Apparently people aren’t paying much attention to the dimply vegetable that grows very well in these climes.  I have to admit that if it weren’t for the recipe I’m about to share, I wouldn’t think much of cauliflower, either.  Yet have a look around the net and you’ll find some interesting uses:

How about some raw “popcorn”?

Or maybe you’d like some mashed potatoes minus the potato.

Hmm, I must admit I’ve never tried any of these recipes; and I can’t promise I will anytime soon.  Whenever I buy a head of cauliflower, I find it difficult to depart from my usual cauliflower recipe because it’s so darn good.

Before you click on the recipe below, though, check out today’s edition of the Food Programme on Radio 4 all about…you guessed it:  cauliflower.  The BBC strikes again with a wonderful half hour devoted to the vegetable in question featuring chef Yotam Ottolenghi.  I was hooked the second he said that food should, first and foremost, be about joy.

And with that, I’ll never tire of making, eating and sharing this:

new recipe:  year-round cauliflower dahl

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comments

  1. Jess August 17, 2009 at 22:20

    Thanks for being such a fan, Philippa! I’m loving peas in it these days.

  2. green ink August 16, 2009 at 23:03

    Thanks to you this is now my favourite cauliflower recipe too!! :)

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