Thursday, February 21, 2008

Are Brussel Sprouts Bad for You?


Probably not, and that's a good thing because I like Brussel sprouts. They may be OK for humans but they're bad for aphids [Eat up all of your Brussels sprouts -- unless you're an aphid].

I'm going to be in Brussels today. I'm looking forward to a nice meal of Brussel sprouts with beer and chocolate.


  1. I would prefer a meal of mussels and frites which the Belgians are very good at, all washed down with beer. I will save the chocolate until after dinner. Mussels with chocolate is not a combination I fancy.

  2. The Belgians are also particularly proud of their French Fries. They believe they invented them and you will find little roadside stands selling them in Belgium.

  3. I hope so, because sprouts are disgusting no matter what their superfood status. But Belgium (a country invented by the British to annoy the French) is a great place. Be careful of the beer - that stuff is lovely but makes you see things that aren't there. I'd recommend Kasteel with your moules (matt is dead right) - there's an r in the month, so you're fine.