this vegetable is such an enigma that it is called a romanesco cauliflower in the u.s and canada, a romanesco broccoli and a romanesco cabbage in germany. it is the most amazing chartreuse color and unlike hybrids like broccoflower and orange and purple cauliflower, it is a species unto itself. it demands photographing as much as cooking.
it's been cultivated in italy since the 16th century. the individual sections look very much like cauliflower, with the same texture, but once cooked and eaten, it is unmistakably akin to broccoli. so I read. but haven't eaten it. yet.