Illustration Daily: Broccoli

As a kid I hated broccoli. Like this girl, I could well have believed that broccoli should be called b-coli. The etymology of the word broccoli is: from Italian broccoli, plural of broccolo “a sprout, cabbage sprout,” diminutive of brocco “shoot, protruding tooth, small nail” (via etymoline). That doesn’t make it any more appetizing. I would love to say that I love broccoli now, but adult-me merely tolerates it, like most of vegetables.

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Broccoli, 5″x5″, ink and watercolor on illustration board

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