Blog: When is a sprout not a sprout?

Catherine Sleep | 12 December 2006

Ah, that’ll be when it’s a sprout top, methinks. Purveyors of organic vegetable boxes have been giving this much maligned winter vegetable a touch of glam by singing the praises of the “sweet and tender tip of the Brussels sprout plant”, allegedly quite different from the common or garden sprouts which grow lower down the plant.

Come on people, call a spade a spade. And in any case, sprouts are wonderful vegetables; they don’t need a makeover.

Sprouting out all over


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