Because they are all members of the same botanical family, it makes sense that brassicas share an affinity for certain pairings. These ingredients mate well with most of the family members.
Beans, dried or shelled
Bell peppers, red
Cheeses, hard or salty (Parmesan, pecorino, feta)
Mustard (prepared, powdered, or seeds)
Nuts (especially almonds, pistachios, walnuts)
Pork (bacon, pancetta)
Reprinted with permission from Brassicas: Cooking the World’s Healthiest Vegetables by Laura B. Russell (Ten Speed Press, 2014). Photo credit: Sang An.