White foods come with the assumption that they’re somewhat bland in flavor (see:tofu). The optimistic way to view these foods would be as a blank canvas that is ready to take on whatever flavor profile you throw at it.
Cauliflowers are sold as individual heads. Sometimes they come in their own plastic bag package. Organic cauliflower heads cost more (unsurprisingly) and are usually smaller too. However, do not let the small size deter you from buying organic.
See, cauliflower is one of those foods that can do more than expected. Cut up and roasted, you can make a side dish to feed 3-4 people. When blended with other ingredients into a sauce, this white vegetable will give you more bang for your bucks.
What to look for when buying cauliflower:
– Round and full cauliflower heads
– White flowers (get a good look at it)
– Gray colored patches indicate old cauliflower. If you decide to buy it when it looks like this, make sure you use it that day.
– Slimy/slick parts of cauliflower mean that it’s r o t t e n.