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Cauliflower and tickling

Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a green vegetable.
15(19.7%)
Cauliflower is NOT a green vegetable.
41(53.9%)
Cauliflower is complicated with respect to its color and classification. (Please explain in a comment.)
20(26.3%)

Do you like to be tickled?

Yes
2(2.7%)
Sometimes
23(31.1%)
No
26(35.1%)
Hate it
23(31.1%)


An article in the Economist this week includes the line "Admittedly, people were buying fewer green vegetables, continuing a long-term trend driven by declining appetite for cabbage, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts."

Comments

sollersuk
Jun. 30th, 2012 05:54 am (UTC)
Ah, so you're a fellow sufferer. I keep forgetting the name of the chemical in brassicas that most people can't taste but many people can - it's genetic and all my life I have had people saying to me "But X is delicious!" For them it may be, but my younger daughter summed it up completely by saying "It's like putting a forkful of well-rotted compost in my mouth". It has waned for me over time, and if properly prepared (i.e. taste well disguised) I now quite like cauliflower.

The result of this was a non-cabbage household and all family members happily tucking into spinach, which we all love. Tensions staying with the grandparents were averted because my husband's mother had the same problem, so it was never a case of mother-in-law insisiting on my daughters eating their sprouts.