Which island gets to claim bragging rights as the original home of cauliflower?
Cauliflower found its way to France from the island of Cyprus by way of Italy in the middle of the 16th century. It was all the rage at the court of Louis XIV of France and found its way into elegant dishes in the courts of Britain. It was widely cultivated across Europe in the 18th century, with the renowned food writer of the time, Menon, suggesting serving it with veal, ham and cream in a rich sauce. Source: CauliflowerFestival.com