I wasn’t certain whether this cauliflower goes by the name of “orange cauliflower” or “yellow cauliflower” so I decided to look it up. Turns out that it has an interesting history involving Cornell University research and a mutant vegetable in Canada. If you want to learn more, check out the story on Saveur’s website. As for the results of our challenge this week? A cauliflower the color of cheddar cheese didn’t win any friends. Especially when one of the kids hates cheddar cheese.
ME: Guys, I have something for you to try!
SAM: What is that?
ME: Orange Cauliflower. Yeah.
LAUREN: I’ve tried it before.
ME: Yeah? You have? When?
LAUREN: Yeah, you gave it to me one dinner.
ME: I did?
LAUREN: At New York.
ME: I don’t remember.
LAUREN: I tried it.
SAM: Nooo I don’t like cauliflower!
ME: You’re just going to tell me what you think it looks like. Look how cute it is!
ME: So, you want a little piece. Here.
ME: Look how cute it is!
SAM: It looks like a… Noo, I don’t like it.
ME: Why don’t you smell it?
LAUREN: It smells like air.
ME: What do you think it smells like, Emma?
EMMA: It smells like… like beets.
ME: Interesting. Do you want to touch it?
ME: Is it soft and fluffy or is it hard?
EMMA: It’s hard.
ME: It’s a little bit of hard and a little bit of soft at the same time. Right?
ME: These little flowers are called florets. So what do you think?
LAUREN: Not as good as Purple Cauliflower.
ME: Oh really, you’ve had Purple Cauliflower? Have I given that to you? I don’t remember all of this.
SAM: Yeah, it’s better than Purple Cauliflower.
ME: I don’t know. It tastes kind of the same as White Cauliflower to me…
ME: But it’s just a different color. It looks like cheddar cheese.
SAM: I don’t like Cheddar Cheese.
LAUREN: I’ll have another piece.
ME: So, it’s two things you don’t like. Cheddar cheese and cauliflower – so, is that like the worst food of all time for you?
ME: Well, I like it.
LAUREN: Me too.
You’re very au courant Jess. Yesterday’s NY Times featured an article on cauliflower in their Dining section. Sam is hilarious.
I have to vote with Sam on this one. It just doesn’t look appetizing, and I don’t like cheddar cheese either.
I’d try it. Combine it with broccoli in the steamer and they would look good on the plate. Red pepper optional.
Yes, fabulous! I love to eat a rainbow 😉
Classic kid banter! I love it but I know Mikey wouldn’t touch it! Funny
Yup….and I tried to sneak it to them (you’ll see in today’s CSA post) in another format and still no go. Cauliflower is at the top of the most despised list…xx
Stay inevimatrof, San Diego, yeah boy!
I’m not sure I have iktsuarpok moments, or perhaps it’s just that I don’t recognize them as such .. but I remember that when we were kids we would always check to see if guests had arrived yet. My mother told me my Opa used to go out to the sidewalk and “look them in” when he was expecting guests.
Warshawsky, Ã§a faisait longtemps! Allez, encore un petit effort et on aura bientÃ´t droit Ã Gresh, Vidal et toute la bande de joyeux dÃ©mocrates humanistes qui sÃ©vissent au Diplo.
That looks very strange! I’m not sure I would want to eat it.