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Kyle MacLachlan’s Render the Head of Cauliflower Garcia

By The Editors

Published January 22, 2024

We have here what MAY BE the world’s first original Kyle MacLachlan recipe.

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Photo: Louis Hansel/Unsplash
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Kyle MacLachlan shared this recipe when he joined us on Food with Mark Bittman.


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Kyle MacLachlan’s Render the Head of Cauliflower Garcia

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  • 1 head cauliflower
  • Couple tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon cumin (more or less to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons panko
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated parmesan
  • Splash of white vinegar


  1. Preheat a baking sheet.
  2. Render the head of cauliflower into bite-size pieces (not too small!).
  3. In a bowl, coat the cauliflower with olive oil.
  4. Add the cumin, smoked paprika, salt, panko, and parmesan.
  5. Mix with your hands to coat the cruciferous cauliflower.
  6. Splash the vinegar onto the veg, then fling those bad boys onto the preheated baking sheet.
  7. Roast at 375°F for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Add more parmesan during the last 5 minutes of cooking.

Note: Don’t stack the cauliflower, you want the pieces to roast and if they’re too close, they’ll steam and come out soft.

— Recipe courtesy Kyle MacLachlan