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January 8th, 2008

Only Cooked, Not Cold

I was reminiscing about Ryan’s broccoli a la sparking a few days ago when I was faced with a dilemma at the store: do I want to buy a cold veggie tray, complete with dip, for lunches?

The answer was no but the reason may surprise you. (Not really.) The tray included broccoli. Now, anyone who knows me knows that I like broccoli (and thus you, dear reader, can now say you know me.) But there’s a stipulation here: I only like cooked broccoli. I actually dislike the raw stuff. Too cold. Too stringy. Ick.

I’m also generally not a fan of straight-up cake batter and cookie dough (brownie batter’s another story). Sure sure, I’ll try a bit when baking to make sure everything’s in line, but having more than just a smidge of it sounds bad to me.

And what of you?

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Cat January 9, 2008, 5:39 am

Cooking changes the taste of broccoli completely. Do you like cold, cooked broccoli? I think the depth of alchemy that occurs in cooking really hit me when I tasted roasted cauliflower. It transforms the brain-like horror into candy.

Mmm…roasted cauliflower…

*trots off to kitchen*

Paul January 9, 2008, 1:57 pm

You know, I don’t think I’ve had cold, cooked broccoli.

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