Brian Shaw
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February 27, 2013
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Brian Shaw: Brussels sprouts no flash in the pan

Andy Warhol once said that in the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes, and it seems the Brussels sprout is experiencing a similar celebrity. You can't pick up a magazine or turn on a cooking show without seeing a recipe for the lowly-regarded-until-recently little gems.

As kids, my brother and I never thought of them as food, but more as a punishment. Mom would promise us a week's worth of Brussels sprouts if we did not clean our plates with glee and thanksgiving.

It's possible that mothers have been using them for coercion for centuries, as they have …

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