Brussels sprouts get a bad rap. In fact, a 2008 survey conducted by the Heinz Company concluded that Brussels sprouts were the most hated vegetable in America. When cooked properly, however, these nutrient-packed veggies can be more like a comfort food than something you only stuff down in the name of health. (more…)
Photo by John Ross | Sprouts and baby spinach are combined in a creamy sauce for penne with Brussels sprouts.
For many people, Brussels sprouts rank right up there with the most hated vegetables in the world. They conjure up memories of strong cooking odors, a mushy texture and a bitter taste. Much of this bad reputation comes from the way they were handled. Good chefs know that the same food product can take on very different characteristics depending on how it is cut, fabricated and cooked. The cooking method can be more important than the food itself. (more…)