Many of vegetables, that they are at their very best when they're fresh, new, young and crisp. But oftentimes, we can't get to our veggies before they've lost some of the glowing exuberance that comes from being just off the vine or plant. And so we look for ways to make those bunches of broccoli and heads of cabbage delicious, despite their imperfections.
In the last few days, bloggers all across the internet have been posting recipes for ways to take these fall and winter veggies and make them heart-stoppingly delicious. The Amateur Gourmet
tries out Ina Garten's recipe for roasted broccoli
and announces that it's the Best Broccoli of his life. Over at Grub Street
, they're featuring the Broccoli and Cheetos dish
that Chef Craig Koketsu makes at his New York restaurant, Park Avenue Autumn
. Molly of Orangette is making a gratin out of Savoy cabbage
and Ree the Pioneer Woman is using her trusty cast iron skillet to prepare a turnip gratin
that would be perfect for Thanksgiving. I can't remember the last time vegetables have been quite so tasty!