Like humans, different foods can become better versions of themselves by association. Certain ingredients are taken up to another level when married to Mr. Right; think tomato and basil. They’ve been soul mates all along, partners in crime, just waiting to bring the best out in one another. Cauliflower is another one that’s transformed when matched up with an eligible bachelor. She’s quite a plain-jane ingredient on her own, but a dead set knock-out when in the right relationship. Although if she were on facebook her relationship status would be “Its complicated”. Rather than a sensible matrimony between two ingredients, she benefits greatly from more of an open-marriage, or a multiple-partnered approach.
The cauli was definitely born for promiscuity with spices; not just one, but multiple. When this multi-faceted hook-up begins, a spectacular transformation occurs, just as a caterpillar evolves into a butterfly. Cauliflower on its own doesn’t have an outstanding taste, but is a brilliant canvas just waiting to be exoticised by big, boisterous flavours. Turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, cumin, and many other striking spices can be added to this simple staple vegetable to create the most mind-blowing meals.
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