There’s An Easier Way To Cut Cauliflower

There’s An Easier Way To Cut Cauliflower

If, like me, you’ve been cutting cauliflower from the florets down your whole life, you probably assumed that those annoying rubbly bits that get everywhere were just part of the deal. They’re not. Thankfully, you can easily banish them for good—just turn that crown upside-down.

As it turns out, cutting around the stem with your knife eliminates all of the more annoying things about cauliflower prep. Once you’ve separated the stem from the crown, it’s super easy to break the florets down into the desired size, which Ina Garten demonstrates in a video here.

Based on the comments, loads of people out there have always cut cauliflower this way and are thoroughly pleased to tell you so. I’ll admit that, in hindsight, it’s painfully obvious that this is the best way to cut up a cauliflower. But that’s the best thing about cooking: no matter how much I think I know, there’s always room for something new.

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