Recently, I had the opportunity to photograph behind the scenes of a restaurant with a beautifully run kitchen and with food just as amazing! That night, they were serving up an elegant Italian feast. The chef is a big fan and supporter of local foods so of course that was included in the meal I was photographing.
This was my introduction to Romanesco broccoli and maybe it was the way they cooked it - most likely - but... wow! delicious! And it looks great! So Romanesco broccoli is a kind of broccoli/cauliflower relative originally from Italy. These days it is also grown in Canada and the United States.
Here are a few resources of information about this vegetable in case it's new to you too!