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Try cauliflower as alternative to potatoes for creamy soup

By Mariko Jackson

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 29, 2014

~~<p>Cauliflower has come a long way since its days as a steamed vegetable covered in thick, viscous and suspiciously yellow cheese sauce. I wasn't ahead of the trend in accepting cauliflower at my dinner table. I could only remember a bland, waterlogged, soggy but toothsome dish that reminded me of old housewife magazines and entertaining dinner guests.</p>
<p>I don't know if you recall those magazines from the '70s, but the average recipe section (and accompanying food photography) was mostly about shades of brown, parsley sprigs and unnatural shapes. It's no wonder that for years, family sitcoms made fun of Brussels sprouts, invariably steamed and boiled; casseroles, ever gloppy; and meatloaf, always mysterious.</p>
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Cauliflower has come a long way since its days as a steamed vegetable covered in thick, viscous and suspiciously yellow cheese sauce. I wasn't ahead of the trend in accepting cauliflower at my dinner table. I could only remember a bland, waterlogged, soggy but toothsome dish that reminded me of old housewife magazines and entertaining dinner guests.

I don't know if you recall those magazines from the '70s, but the average recipe section (and accompanying food photography) was mostly about shades of brown, parsley sprigs and unnatural shapes. It's no wonder that for years, family sitcoms made fun of Brussels sprouts, invariably steamed and boiled; casseroles, ever gloppy; and meatloaf, always mysterious. Login for more...



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