The Story of Romanesco
Romanesco broccoli is sometimes referred to as a cauliflower, or simply known as "Romanesco". While the flavor and texture are superb, it is best known for its striking florets, each forming an approximate fractal pattern that contributes to the flower bud as a whole, representing an approximate natural fractal.
Broccoli was domesticated in the northern Mediterranean region beginning around the 6th century BCE. It was first brought to the United States by Italian immigrants but was not widely accepted as a commercial agricultural crop until the 1920s.