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What's happened to vegetables?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by slowmotion, 12 Oct 2017.

  1. They're fantastic. The box we buy in Chelsea lasts a whole weekend.

    10 vote(s)
  2. I only eat Turkey Twizzlers

    5 vote(s)
  3. Gimme a gel sachet

    1 vote(s)
  4. Yes, these modern vegetables are absolute shite.

    11 vote(s)
  1. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    lost somewhere
    Back when I was in short trousers and dodging white dog poo on the pavement, vegetables were a simple and enjoyable affair. Cabbage, cauliflower, potatoes, spinach, sprouts, swedes.....even carrots. I'm sure there were more. I drew the line at broccoli however, and so did my mother. I still eat them all today but dose them with lots of pepper, butter and garlic.

    Then, a few years ago, something went terribly wrong. All kinds of strange stuff with unpronounceable names started appearing. They were all supposed to be terribly good for you and would stave off cancer and heart disease. The problem is that they have all the culinary appeal of gnawing on tree bark.

    Am I alone?
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  2. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Not yet!

    It's the same stuff dressed up with fancy names. The "common" names deemed no longer good enough.
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  3. OP

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    lost somewhere
    I'm not sure about that. I think I'd need at least five stomachs to digest some of the newcomers. I think that tree surgeons are selling their chipped-up timber as healthy fare.
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  4. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    Black cabbage has a new name. Cavolo Nero or something like that.

    But conversely, Romanesque is now green cauliflower.

    What else?
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  5. Salty seadog

    Salty seadog Space Cadet...(3rd Class...)


    Soon to be available in a squirty bottle for your convenience.....
  6. OP

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    lost somewhere
    Ye Gods! That thing needs to be preserved in a jar of formaldehyde and taken to a dusty corner of a medical museum.
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  7. Salty seadog

    Salty seadog Space Cadet...(3rd Class...)

    Waitrose if you fancy one...don't know what you're supposed to do to it though.

    Tell your friends you had one I guess.....
  8. PK99

    PK99 Guru

    Romanesco - form of Cauliflower but with a flavour closer to calabrese.

    long grown in Italy since 15th century.

    has a regular fractal like structure

    very nice broken down to florets and roasted with olive oil salt and pepper
    Last edited: 12 Oct 2017
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  9. The Velvet Curtain

    The Velvet Curtain Living La Mala Vida

    Some are good, some not. The one I can't get is Edemame beans, just marketing hype, a properly cooked broad bean is much nicer.
    Last edited: 12 Oct 2017
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  10. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    That’s not a vegetable, that’s a living fractal....
  11. Salty seadog

    Salty seadog Space Cadet...(3rd Class...)

    Far out man....
  12. growingvegetables

    growingvegetables Veteran

    ... and fine eating :laugh:
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  13. MossCommuter

    MossCommuter Guru

    Irlam (Salford)

    Gonna need a little more help here
  14. growingvegetables

    growingvegetables Veteran

    Edamame - immature soya beans. Can't be eaten raw.

    From a crop developed as a "rotation filler" to maintain soil fertlity - a fallow rest year. And that's where they should have stayed - ploughed back in to feed the soil. Brilliant for the job.

    But oh no - the bean-counters and marketers "created" a "fashionable" food item so they'd make a profit from the "wasted space".

    Can't think of any other vegetable I actively dislike, and won't eat.

    The rest? Bring 'em on ^_^.
  15. growingvegetables

    growingvegetables Veteran

    Nearest I can get - tastes a bit like broccoli, but "greener", fresher. Superb eating - just don't overcook.

    Easy to grow too - ime, much easier and more reliable than cauliflower.
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