I admit that I’m a bit on the fence about brussels sprouts. Sometimes I find them tasty and other times I’m not such a fan. I guess like most vegetables, depending upon how early they were picked, depends on how good they taste. Whether you are a fan of brussels sprouts or not, I think you might like this vintage brussels sprouts drawing.
It’s from an 1867 magazine entitled American Agriculturist v. 26. If you’ve never seen a brussels plant drawing, you might find this one interesting. The sprouts grow along a tall stem with a bouquet-like cluster of leaves at the very top. They are also one of those interesting vegetables where you can pick some of the harvest and come back for more later.
So whether you like them roasted, pan-fried with bacon or in a simple butter sauce; brussels sprouts offer a change from the more often eaten green beans and corn.
This brussels sprouts drawing is quite tall. Too tall to fit within this page. So, if you would like to download this public domain engraving, simply click on the one shown below to access the full-sized version.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.