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Why do cauliflower or brussels sprouts sometimes taste bitter, and (how) can I avoid it?

Cauliflower or Brussels Sprouts sometimes taste slightly bitter after cooking. Is this some mistake in the way they are cooked or is that just the vegetables themselves?
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Can Brussels sprouts be eaten raw?

I am not sure if this is a too lame question. Can brussels-sprouts be eaten raw, or do I need to boil them for 20 minutes, or use some other form of cooking?
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How to cook very large Brussels sprouts?

My normal cooking method for Brussels sprouts is to steam them in a microwave steamer like this: I usually get a bag of the pre-cut sprouts, but this year I bought a stalk and I have some very ...
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Can I cook Brussels sprouts in a pan?

Can I cook Brussels sprouts in a pan, with olive oil or butter? I bought them in a plastic bag. Should I chop them, or can I just wash them and put them in the pan?
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Leaves that fall off Brussels Sprouts, any reason not to cook?

A lot of recipes recommend removing the outer leaves from Brussels Sprouts. I understand why'd you remove brown or damaged leaves but I've always thought the leaves that just fall off are perfectly ...