(Not at all) Wordless Wednesday: Fractal Cauliflower

Look what we found at the Farmer’s Market a week or two ago:

Close-up of the pale green fractal sprouts on a Romanesco broccoli

Photo: Michael Howell

At the time, we called it a fractal cauliflower, but I’ve since learned it’s not a cauliflower at all. It’s actually Romanesco broccoli.

It’s shaped like cauliflower (more or less), but it tastes like broccoli (mostly). I can hear The Ten-Year-Old’s Uncle Phil from here: “Worst of both worlds.”

We actually like broccoli though, so we roasted it using our go-to broccoli recipe, and it was fabulous.

I can’t wait to see what surprises the winter farmer’s market holds for us next week.

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About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can answer their curious child's questions without enrolling in a college level refresher course. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Eleven-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, chatting about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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2 Responses to (Not at all) Wordless Wednesday: Fractal Cauliflower

  1. We’ve grown romanesco broccoli on our farm. I get lost in fractals, especially in cauliflower. But as well as pine cones, sunflowers, and trying to hunt for it in various forms of nature. I love fractals.


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