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Although mentioned as far back as 1,500 years ago, cauliflower has been naturalized for only 500 years. Today it is a cultivated vegetable in the truest sense of the word and is grown around the word. Like full-size green cauliflower, these decorative miniatures come in shades of white, green and purple. Baby Green Caulifloweris one of the most versatile of vegetables, and can be prepared in myriad ways: boiled or steamed whole, stir-fried, served au gratin with a bechamel sauce, in a casserole, or in vegetable soup. They are also good raw, cooked, in salads, battered and fried, or braised with other ingredients in meat or fish curries. Treat them carefully: they can be ruined by overcooking, becoming soggy and unpleasant. Complementary flavors include butter, brown butter, olive oil, mustard oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, paprika, curry, parsley, tarragon, cheddar, Parmesan, Gruyere, bleu cheese, strong greens, sun-dried tomatoes, saffron and green olives.