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.