My contribution to the general happiness of mankind
I've come up with a way to make Brussels sprouts taste nice. I used frozen ones, but I think it would work equally well with fresh ones. I put them in an oven dish, mixed a teaspoonful of strong mustard (I used the lethal English yellow kind) with enough cold water to cover them, and put them in the oven on a middle heat for an hour, till the water was all evaporated. The sprouts came out tiny in size and so soft you could have pureed them, but they had a fine and intense flavour. The one problem is that they were on the salty side, and I don't know what to do about that, since the salt comes with the mustard. But I suspect that something like raisins would go well with them (remember, this is only the first try).