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Romanesco Pesto Two Ways – Tagliatelle Pasta and Spring Bruschetta

Spring Bruschetta | Kitchen Serendipity blog

Romanesco Pesto?  Okay so it’s just fun to say!!  What the heck is romanesco you may ask??  It’s a farmer’s market find….and the famed Iron Chef and The Chew co-host Mario Batali calls it, “the psychedelic love child of broccoli and cauliflower with lime green British punk hair” in an article on northjersey.com – along with a favorite recipe of his.  It is often compared to cauliflower but has a lighter and nuttier flavor.  I love it……it’s a new favorite veggie although it’s time frame for availability is unfortunately pretty short.

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So please give this a try…..my friends in northern climates will probably be able to find this as I think the season for it here is quickly winding down.  Thank you to both Worden Farm and My Mother’s Garden for providing this delicious, but sort of alien-looking vegetable at the Sarasota Farmer’s Market.  I’ve got a pesto recipe for you that can be used on pasta – I used the delicious, fresh pasta from Peperonata Pasta (also at the Sarasota Farmer’s Market) – as well as in a delicious, spring-time bruschetta that includes French breakfast radishes from Worden Farm and gorgeous broccoli microgreens from Simply Organix.

 I love French breakfast radishes…..wonderfully spicy with a kick that wakes you up!

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