Cabbage Family

Broccoli



Broccoli: green flower

Flavor Profile: leafy, mild

What to look for: bright colors, clean, small

tight buds

Uses: steamed, soup, gratin,salads

Storage: refrigeration in closed plastic bag

Preparation: clean out stem, root, cut

cauliflower into smaller florettes

Cabbage



Cabbage: dark green outer leaves, and inner

pale green

Flavor Profile: subtle sweet

What to look for: heavy, tight, free of decay

Uses: boiled,steamed, salad, pickled

Storage: refrigeration

Preparation: split in 1/2, wedge out core,

wedge and boiled for corned bee, or

shred or grate for coleslaw


Cauliflower



Cauliflower: white "flower"

Flavor Profile: mild,

What to look for: crisp white, firm, tight

Uses: flan, gratin, steamed, roasted, soup,

salad

Storage: refrigeration in closed plastic bag

Preparation: clean out stem, root, cut

cauliflower into smaller florettes

brussel sprouts



Brussel sprouts: small cabbages, green

Flavor Profile: rich, cabbage like

What to look for: crisp colors, free of marks

Uses: steamed, stewed, braised

Storage: refrigerate

Preparation: cut stump end, remove

discolored leaves, make a small X

with pairing knife on crown side