Try It! You'll Like It!
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The thought of meeting up with my biggest enemy—cauliflower—at the house of chef and author Rozanne Gold didn't make my taste buds too happy. But I went anyway. After all, I was on assignment.
I meet Rozanne and her 14-year-old daughter, Shayna DePersia in their kitchen in Brooklyn, New York. They are the co-authors of the book Eat Fresh Food: Awesome Recipes for Teen Chefs.
I learned a lot from these two fresh food advocates. For example, Rozanne and Shayna taught me a trick for how to add flavor to Carrot-Ginger-Tomato Soup, which is on page 40 of Eat Fresh Food.
If the soup—or any other dish—isn't gingery enough for you, take a fresh ginger root, peel, and grate it. Put the grated pieces into a paper towel and start squeezing over a bowl. You will be amazed at how much ginger juice comes out! Voila! Your soup is done! Bon-appétit!
After I interviewed Rozanne, she told me that we could dig into the food she had already prepared as examples from her cookbook. Even though I was on the job, I felt like I had suddenly been invited to a Thanksgiving dinner with my friends and family.
We sat down to wonderful Watermelon Lemonade, scrumptious Cinnamon-Sugar Wontons, and great Grape-and-Pignoli Breakfast Cake. And then there was the cauliflower.
Little did I know that I would be face to face with the dreaded cauliflower and no way out. There in front of me was a pasta dish called Mac-and-Cheese With Cauliflower and Creamy Red Pepper Sauce. And guess what? It looked magnificent!
When I tasted it, I went wild! I had met the enemy, and it was…good. In fact, it was the most delicious vegetable dish ever!
That day I learned that before you turn your nose up at something, you should try it. You may just surprise yourself. Rozanne inspired me to eat better and from now on I will only have a bag of potato chips in an emergency.
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