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December 6, 2004


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Romanesco broccoli has interesting spiral florets that look just like tessellations. I have never seen a vegetable like this before-- it seems too detailed and perfect to be natural.

Posted by callalillie at December 6, 2004 5:02 AM | Food , WTF?


We need to eat that baby. Shall we roast it?

Posted by: Alexis at December 6, 2004 8:23 AM

i accidentally left it on top of the refridgerator over night on got, um, a little soft. it's still in the fridge but i'm not sure if i rendered it inedible.

Posted by: corie at December 6, 2004 8:51 AM

Do people actually voluntarily order or purchase broccoli?

Posted by: Kevin Walsh at December 6, 2004 10:07 AM

Looks like something that some people would roll up and smoke.

Posted by: ccs178 (Chris) at December 6, 2004 10:11 AM

Let swim it in salty water 1/2 hour, it may refreshen it. And happy Santa Klaus !

Posted by: Ole at December 6, 2004 10:19 AM

Excellent observation, Prof. Lillie. Broccoli are sometimes given as natural examples of fractals -- in the Wikipedia entry on the subject, for example.

Does romanesco broccoli smell like regular broccoli when you microwave it -- that is, like you've forgotten to take out the garbage for three days?

Posted by: Stu Detroit at December 6, 2004 10:24 AM

Yeah, the Romanesco is like a snowflake ... and it smell like a bunch of "girofl´┐Żes" (Cheiranthus cheiri) forgotten in water.

Posted by: Ole at December 6, 2004 11:36 AM

Hmm...I don't have a microwave, but when I steam some of it I'll let you know. At least broccoli smells better than cauliflower. I still love both :)

Chris-- yes, that crossed our minds, along with the term "cauliflower on acid."

Posted by: corie at December 6, 2004 12:22 PM

you have to tell us how it tastes.

Posted by: nicole at December 6, 2004 12:31 PM

A cauliflower after a gamma ray experiment gone horribly wrong. (i.e. The Incredible Hulk)

Posted by: ccs178 (Chris) at December 6, 2004 2:05 PM

Since I'm repulsed by the smell of broccoli, I've never eaten it... but would you eat the bumpy parts of this thing? Seems like it would have a really interesting texture.

Posted by: Jesse at December 6, 2004 11:12 PM

I'm not sure...but I will try it tonight and report back!

Posted by: corie at December 7, 2004 9:08 AM

Posted by: yp at December 8, 2004 12:39 AM

ooh. very cool. i love the lighting on that.

Posted by: corie at December 8, 2004 6:54 AM

i first (and last... that is, until now) saw this vegetable in the sleeve for curve's "pubic fruit"

Posted by: janelle at December 8, 2004 9:10 PM

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