The auditions are officially underway. I have beets pacing frantically up and down the corridor outside my apartment, biting their fingernails, hoping against hope that I can find some way to prepare them that doesn’t make me cringe in ugh-this-tastes-like-dirt disdain. The sweet potatoes and winter squash, knowing full well of their “most favorite vegetable” status, have practically moved in, while of the other root vegetables, parsnips have the most promise but celery root is an absolute lost cause.
And then there’s the underdog of the Thanksgiving table. The vegetable that half of us love to hate and the other half hate to love – the brussels sprout. Being in the latter camp myself, I’m not-so-secretly rooting for him to make an appearance on my holiday menu and if there’s any recipe to win over the masses, it’s this one for caramelized brussels sprouts. Read More