One of the more unusual vegetables, Romanesco appears to be part psychedelic broccoli, part alien life form.

In fact, it’s an edible flower from the family that includes broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage. It tastes very similar to cauliflower, but with a slightly nuttier, earthier flavour. You can use it as you would cauliflower in recipes, and it holds up to many different cooking methods.