Back in GHWB's day...broccoli was cooked to death. Then we went through a stage where it was too raw.
Properly cooked broccoli with a light dusting of (real) parmesan and a touch of lemon is magnificent!
Oh, the 80's. After eating raw broccoli for all that time, I was annoyed to find out that not only was it harder to digest raw, but raw and/or without a little added fat, it was very difficult for our bodies to extract all the nutrients, especially the betacarotene. Thus ending a long 'disagreement' between my sister and I, and 'allowing' me to go back to steaming it and adding a little butter or cheese, or popping it in a salad with dressing.
Yum. I love broccoli.