How to Buy, Store, and Cook with Brussels Sprouts, in Season in November

October 30, 2015

Brussels sprouts may have received a bad rap in the past, but they’ve really come into their own as of late—we have bacon (and fish sauce!) to thank for that. But you needn’t sauté them in pork fat to make these brassicas taste good; they’re great in salads and slaw—even on pizza.

How to Buy
Brussels sprouts grow on thick, woody stalks. The stalks are inedible (but they do make great dog chew toys). If your market sells them by the stalk, simply pop the sprouts off with a little tug. Look for sprouts that have tight, well-formed heads, and…