How not to sell a Brussel Sprout

I have a bag of brussel sprouts in the fridge and I’ve been wondering what to do with them. Looking around, a couple of points became immediately obvious.

The first is that whereas if you google most foods looking for recipes, you see a lot of Australian hits at the top, on the subject of sprouts we could not be more silent. That in itself I took as a grave warning.

The second is the way brussel sprouts get sold.

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You don’t do that with other food groups, do you? Nobody starts the sell with the presumption that it’s going to be uphill all the way.

Basic fact is I’m scared of the darn things and I can’t see any way out.