Brussels sprouts — the bane of children everywhere. They really aren’t too terribly bad unless they’ve been prepared wrong. Add a little garlic, a little butter, and… voila! Fantastic, fabulous even! Really… is it any surprise that they aren’t really that bad? They’re related to cabbage, for pete’s sake. This is also known as a cultivar. You heard that right, amigo. They’re related to cabbage, so how bad could they possibly be? Nonetheless, my mother still regals us of her youth when her and her siblings tossed a mountain of them behind the stove and out of sight.