I have always been a staunch member of the broccoli love camp. I like it every which way. And it’s a reliable old favorite during these long winter days that can still make me say “mmmm” right out loud. For all its virtue, it is no less voluptuous to me.
It’s no secret that broccoli bears some resemblance to trees what with those trunk-shaped stems, and spreading branches topped in an abundant canopy of florets. But I think the comparison is even more compelling at close range. Like an aerial view of the forest, the crown appears first as one large mass of green. But a closer look reveals tiny, distinct flower heads, each doing its very best to reach the sun.