Poor Brussels Sprouts…over the years they sure have gotten a bad wrap. The one veggie that can send a kid running, slipping them securely into a napkin or very discreetly feeding them to the dog under the table. These bad boys are super healthy for you, though, and if you can for a moment put your childhood nightmares about them aside, you will see that they work beautifully in this week’s Sunday Pasta.
Brussels sprouts were said to be cultivated in ancient Rome and may have even been grown as early as the 13th century in Belgium. First written reference was in 1587.
Since Brussels sprouts seem to have been born and cultivated in Rome, it seems only fair that they be paired with pasta. So just maybe Italian kiddos are not running, hiding, or feeding their Brussels sprouts to their pets as American kids are. I will have to see this for myself before I believe it though.
Donna Picciocchi, Editor