What In The World Is This Stuff???

Have you ever seen this before? Is it the strangest thing ever?!?! It looks like it should be in some Star Wars movie or something. (Or do I just not get out enough???)

I saw this over at the local fruit and veggie stand. It’s awesome! (The stand, that it.) I wasn’t sure what it was so I asked. It’s broccoflower. What? Broccoflower. A cross between broccoli and cauliflower. Serious! And it’s awesome! (The broccoflower, that is.) It really tastes like broccoli AND cauliflower together.

So I had to steam it. We love steamed broccoli (dipped in ranch! Pure heaven!)

My son was all over it. He thought it looked totally cool and gobbled it up. My daughter wanted nothing to do with it. “But I want normal broccoli, Mom” was all she kept saying.

I had some people over and served some raw (with ranch, of course.) It looks pretty darn cool, doesn’t it?

Who knew? What will they think of next? (Or should I even ask.)

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  1. Thanks for being brave and trying this for us! I will try it if I can find in our local store.

    Anyhow, thanks for stopping in at Celebrate-It and leaving a comment!

  2. That looks totally cool! And my kids would have the same reaction. My son would be in, my daughter would be out! If I can find it I would definately give it a try. Great post!

  3. have you tried purple carrots yet? it seems (and I have learned this only recently) that the dutch(that would be me) made orange carrots to celebrate something dutch and it kind of stuck… they have re-introduced purple carrots… go search for them, they’re hilarious!

  4. Anonymous says:

    It makes me laugh when I see your Pampered Chef items. I see your serving thing, the crinkle cutter for your carrots… 🙂 Glad to see someone as crazy about Pampered Chef as I am!!

  5. I saw this a lot when we lived in Germany but never made a point to ask what it was. Thanks for the info! Glad it was a success for your family!

  6. I have seen this before in my local grocery store but haven’t tried it. The ones we have looks just like cauliflower but it’s green, yours looks much cooler 🙂

  7. Romanesco Cauliflower… we get it all the time. My kids love that it looks like christmas trees. 🙂

  8. Well, that’s certainly a new one on me! I’ll be keeping my eye out for it now, though!

  9. It looks like a bouquet of flowers! Interesting:)

  10. There is a very active child that still lives in my body…and I just…can’t…do…it.

  11. I love broccoflower! I had it for the first time at a friend’s house served the same way you did. That one looks exceptionally strange, though..lol I love that your daughter said that she wanted regular broccoli; that is so cute:)

  12. This is the first that I’ve heard of Broccoflower. That’s crazy! It looks like it belongs on the bottom of the ocean. I’ll have to give it a try, thanks!

  13. I love broccoli and I love cauliflower…but I didn’t care for this, that I remember. It does make for good conversation though. 🙂

  14. It was on the cauliflower episode of iron chef america. 🙂

  15. That is SO cool!! I want to try it… but I don’t like broccoli and hubs isn’t supposed to eat broccoli because of the high vitamin k content. :-/

  16. it’s funny to read this as I had a similar reaction the first time I saw it in the local veggy shops here.

    indeed, it is Roman broccoli and actually tastes like cauliflower. it’s looks to me like a highly engineered veggy… which would be very un-Italian…. I am still to learn more about it.

    rose, in rome, italy