Growing up I loathed Brussels Sprouts, Asparagus, and other such worthies.
Now, all is forgiven.
I love the stuff!
Wassup with that?
Mother Earth News had a fascinating article in its Feb/Mar 2009 Issue, about growing the little darlings in your garden, and it ends with a recipe, and the following:
"The Ick Factor: A Scientific Explanation:
If you’re a member of the “leave ’em, can’t love ’em” crowd who detests Brussels sprouts, there may be a scientific explanation for your aversion to the cabbage family’s smallest member.
A study published in 2006 in Current Biology concludes that some people’s palates may be genetically wired to react more strongly to the bitter compounds known as glucosinolates found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, radishes and turnips.
But don’t assume you’re in this camp until you’ve tried properly prepared Brussels sprouts!"
Maybe these poems will also help explain things?
Or, um, maybe not...
Hee, hee! ;-D