Brussels sprouts, the unexpected vegetable of the season

11/6/2012 | San Jose Mercury News (Calif.)

Near California's Half Moon Bay, Brussels sprouts have become a sought-after delicacy. "It's almost like a designer vegetable now, where they're very desirable," said David Lea, who farms the sprouts. Chefs have embraced the vegetable, and California restaurants offer everything from Brussels sprout chips to mashed potatoes paired with toasted sprouts. Chef John Ledbetter of Bocanova in Oakland's Jack London Square said the eatery offers five different side dishes, but "I sell Brussels sprouts more than anything else."

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