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Love ‘em or think you hate ‘em, Brussels sprouts are at their best right now - during the coolest part of the year. Many people have had bad experiences with sprouts which have been boiled to oblivion - this makes them turn to mush and releases the “sulfur” smell. Honestly, that would be enough to put anyone off! But cooked properly, they’re sweet, nutty and delicious.

The mantra for cooking sprouts is “less is more” - they cook fast and once they’re overdone, they’re spoiled. Don’t bother boiling them, they’re best halved then fried or roasted. Pairings such as chestnut, pancetta or tangy fruits work well.

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