Saturday, October 11, 2008

Purple cauliflower

I got this purple cauliflower last Saturday (Oct 4) at the Greenmarket.

I'd never seen purple cauliflower before. As I was buying it, a woman behind me asked the vendor if it tasted the same as regular cauliflower. He said yep. She asked if there was food coloring added. He said nope. Then she asked if it stayed purple after cooking, and he didn't really know how to answer. And then she asked me. And I said that there's only one way to find out.

Well, I can't really say if it tastes the same because when I prepared it, I steamed it. And I don't remember the last time I ate steamed cauliflower. I'm not the biggest fan (I bought it this time because I couldn't resist the purple) but this was really good. It might have just gotten me interested in cooking all kinds of cauliflower now.

Anyway, it definitely stays purple after cooking.

I also picked up a head of cabbage because it looked so attractive. I've been making a lot of cabbage soup lately.

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