@InvaderXan I've never seen them sold in shops, which is why I haven't tried it since I was 7 and my parents grew it for us. They taste a bit like broccoli and cabbage, which makes sense since they're the same species :) I also love them because of how cool they look, I'm thinking of even growing them on the front yard because they look kinda decorative. They're probably my favourite vegetable.
@Some_Person @InvaderXan they don't jive with factory farming. They take up too much space per plant. I've actually seen them in a few shops in recent years, but they can't hold a candle to garden fresh. (Like most thinks lol) P.s. if you've eaten a broccoli stalk, you know a good approximation to it's flavor.
@anne @InvaderXan @Some_Person Oh, I am very much down for this! Yes. Yes. Yes. Where I am (upper Midwest US) there has been a wonderful trend in restaurant cuisine, many are just as likely to serve cheeseburgers as they are to serve fiddleheads. Also (OMG) seasonally rotating menus are starting to become commonplace. Gimmie those heirloom veggies!!!
@stitchwitchery @anne @Some_Person
Seasonal variations are a thing I like a lot. It was something I really liked in Japan. Certain fruit, for instance, are only available at certain times of year, and they match the seasons. In Springtime, you start finding nashi on sale in groceries. In early Summer, it's biwa season.
And it's great. It makes those things feel a bit more special than just having them available anytime.
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