Friday, November 06, 2009

What on earth are they?

I've been a busy bee just lately, which is why I've not blogged much. In fact, I've just come back from Paris, where I took this photo at a local market. I've never seen either of these two vegetables before, the orange onion-shaped one or the weird cabbagey one. Anyone have a clue what they are?


I'll post more about Paris (and Italy) later in the week, once I've unpacked my cases and got my act together.

14 comments:

Marg, the Sal. said...

Here's a link I found about the first one - according to that, it's called Romanesco broccoli or Roman cauliflower.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanesco_broccoli

Marg, the Sal. said...

For the second one I googled "red squash", and came with a very similar looking vegetable called "red kuri squash":

http://www.recipetips.com/glossary-term/t--35473/red-kuri-squash.asp

Cherry said...

Hey Tansie,
That's a rare find..and the broccoli resembles a a conifer...my search for it also fetched the same Romanesco one...

Best

Roy

GMG said...

Hi Tinsie! London, Paris, Italy, Athens,... WOW!!!
Now, Marg, the Sal. explained it all... ;))

Meanwhile Blogtrotter is showing you an incredible sea symphony of colours. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Dear Tinsie,

Firstly, we've missed you :(

Secondly, never seen those interesting veg before!? I may ask my Parisian colleagues ;)

Hope to hear more about your trips, see you soon, Sandi x

Shionge said...

I have no idea, looks like a cousin of brocoli ;D

exposemaximum said...

I have no idea. Never seen such a vegetable

Karen said...

The real question here is did you eat them??

ShadowFalcon said...

"When Brocolli goes BAD!"

tzonakos said...

Very strange, really.
It's a kind of a broccoli.
God knows how is its' taste like.

Tinsie said...

Haha! Thanks guys, for all the comments and answers. I loved the cousin of broccoli comment, as well as the broccoli gone bad hehe :-)

Marg, I reckon you've nailed them!

Karen, I didn't try either of them. Maybe next time!

palmtreefanatic said...

hmmm interesting looking!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

calabrese - they are starting to grow in greece too, broco-flower to some people

Tinsie said...

Calabrese is different I think. Like normal broccoli, but larger.