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The Broccoli Appreciation Thread
« on: March 03, 2016, 01:04:21 PM »
I felt we needed one.

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Re: The Broccoli Appreciation Thread
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2016, 02:36:04 PM »
I intend to eat a broccoli heavy stir fry fairly soon.

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Re: The Broccoli Appreciation Thread
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2016, 02:59:44 PM »
I ate some just now in a dish labelled "spicy Italian". It was labelled by me.


Tonight I plan to eat more broccoli. Brassica 4 Life, yo.

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Re: The Broccoli Appreciation Thread
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2016, 10:08:11 PM »
I approve of this topic: broccoli is good.

Since we've had a photo of conventional broccoli, I feel we should also have one of fractal broccoli, otherwise known as Romanesco broccoli - an unexpected convergence of maths and brassicas:

More information at Wikipedia and a more detailed article.

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Re: The Broccoli Appreciation Thread
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2016, 10:30:13 PM »
I think I prefer Romanesco as food, as well as it being the prettier form :)
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Re: The Broccoli Appreciation Thread
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2016, 11:21:56 PM »
Deep fry that armadillo and dip it in ranch dressing. :)

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Re: The Broccoli Appreciation Thread
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2016, 12:12:18 AM »
I think I prefer Romanesco as food, as well as it being the prettier form :)
I've never actually eaten it; the descriptions on the pages I linked to sound tempting.

I had no idea it existed until I found some in my local supermarket, about 18 months ago. My immediate response was pretty much "Wow! Fractal broccoli! :D ". If it didn't exist, somebody should invent it.

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Re: The Broccoli Appreciation Thread
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2016, 05:07:13 PM »
I love broccoli. When I was a child I used to pretend to be a giant eating trees.
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Re: The Broccoli Appreciation Thread
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2016, 05:21:22 PM »
Jenny still does that.

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Re: The Broccoli Appreciation Thread
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2016, 10:35:29 AM »
I wonder if many people have actually made food dioramas using broccoli trees...
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Re: The Broccoli Appreciation Thread
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2016, 12:52:20 PM »
There's a UK food distribution company (3663 until recently, now Bidvest) that has a very pretty rural scene on the side of its lorries, with broccoli "trees" and everything else made from food too.

There's a nice picture of one at the top of this article.

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Re: The Broccoli Appreciation Thread
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2016, 11:51:13 AM »
Huh, yes, that is pretty cool :)
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Re: The Broccoli Appreciation Thread
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2016, 07:39:50 PM »
Deep fry that armadillo and dip it in ranch dressing. :)

that looks amazing. Though I say that about most deep fried things.
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Re: The Broccoli Appreciation Thread
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2016, 11:40:44 PM »
I tried making fried khachpuri today. I fried it too hot so it didn't go very well, but I might try it again sometime!
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Re: The Broccoli Appreciation Thread
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2016, 06:14:56 PM »
Deep fried broccoli shall be attempted once weight is no longer being cut. Looks amazeballs.