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I moved from dank, dark North Manchester, U.K. to Karmiel, Western Galilee, Israel in March 2010. It is, believe me, one of the sunniest, loveliest towns on earth. With a background in local Jewish journalism I continue to write freelance. I manage several blogs, have  appeared on Technorati and Blogcritics and now contribute to the online magazine, 'Live Encounters'. My main blog is Alwayswriteagain (http://wwwalwayswriteagain.blogspot.com

Friday, 19 May 2017

Of This Food Is Coral Made?

Deep down, very deep down among the kale, lovage and sorrel at our fruit and vegetable market here in Karmiel, Galilee, I thought I had found something more exotic than the norm.

In Hebrew it’s named poetically as k’ruv almogim’ ‘coral cabbage’ – but I’ve discovered that it is known more generally as ‘romanesque cauliflower’ or ‘romanesco broccoli’. I’ve learned also that it may be eaten raw or cooked and tastes like a mild, nutty version of cauliflower.

But however professional food writers and chefs may describe it, my first thought was that with its exquisite sculpted shell flowers and delicate green colouring it was there only to be respectfully regarded and far too good to eat!

But nothing daunted, on arriving home, I snapped this picture before putting it in the fridge and then had to decide how best to use it.

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To start, I found a recipe for roasted romanesco from allrecipes but discovered en route, that following the current fashion for grinding cauliflower and similar in to ‘rice’ grains, that it may also make a wonderful basis for an Italian-type vegan and gluten-free risotto.

Enjoy your meal!

Bon appetit!

Buon appetito!

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© Natalie Wood (19 May 2017)

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Alwayswriteagain: Israeli Minister’s Yom Yerushalayim Scene Stealer!...

Alwayswriteagain: Israeli Minister’s Yom Yerushalayim Scene Stealer!...: Not universally popular either in Israel or the general Jewish world, Miri Regev , Israel’s Minister of Culture and Sport has stunned visito...

Alwayswriteagain: Israeli Minister’s Yom Yerushalayim Scene Stealer!...

Alwayswriteagain: Israeli Minister’s Yom Yerushalayim Scene Stealer!...: Not universally popular either in Israel or the general Jewish world, Miri Regev , Israel’s Minister of Culture and Sport has stunned visito...

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Alwayswriteagain: The Spiritual Fires of Meron

Alwayswriteagain: The Spiritual Fires of Meron: “If Jerusalem is the heart of our people”, writes Gittel Marcus “then the Galilee is the imagination. The fires of Meron travel from mounta...

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

PerfectlyWriteFamilyTales: Just Nippon Out for a Banana!

PerfectlyWriteFamilyTales: Just Nippon Out for a Banana!:   Mr Martin Pavelka knows it's important to have a banana. Do You? In  my sagacious opinion, both Mr Pavelka and Telegraph Travel s...

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Alwayswriteagain: Playing – Paying for the - Consequences

Alwayswriteagain: Playing – Paying for the - Consequences: There’s ‘no such thing as co-incidence’. So we must suppose, for example, that as the outrage caused by the US Trump administration’s tou...

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Alwayswriteagain: Sticking the Knife In!

Alwayswriteagain: Sticking the Knife In!: Well. Here’s a thing. This time major international news sites – most especially the BBC – have jumped to report a murder in the ongoing P...