This pet rat, named Dexter, hates broccoli and has no compunction about making his tastes known. And I have to say that I agree with him. This execrable and malodorous vegetable is palatable to me only when I cook it Szechuan style: with pork, fermented and salted black beans, ginger, garlic, and a bit of soy sauce and Chinese rice wine.
Now it’s inevitable that I’ll hear from all the folks who just love broccoli and can’t understand why I don’t share their taste.
It’s Broccilitown, Jake!