So the cauliflower is so out of fashion. On the front page of the Daily Telegraph this morning I read Robert Mongomery the biggest cauliflower farmer in Kent is no longer going to grow the vegetable as it is no longer viable.
It seems the silly women of this Isle can’t cope with a whole head of cauliflower turning to ‘easy’ veg and ready meals.
Do any of you remember watching Call My Bluff when Arthur Marshall was a regular guest? Some trivia here but his favourite meal was cauliflower cheese with prawns – try it its wonderful.
Topping a fish pie with cauliflower instead of the usual potatoes is a lovely change; the variations of cauliflower cheese are endless – I made one with bacon the other week and even if I say so myself it was fantastic!
The other great thing about this humble veg is its keeping qualities. Stored in the fridge it will last until the end of the week when other veg as turned yellow or rubbery.
It is in season now – not as glamorous as asparagus, but a economical staple that I think is very under rated.
Buy one, get the recipes books out and have a go!