11/17/13 10:30am
Photo by John Ross | Sprouts and baby spinach are combined in a creamy sauce for penne with Brussels sprouts.

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…)