Market Watch: Radicchio

I was starting to think that I wouldn’t find anything to feature this week, but then out of the corner of my eye I spotted something I’d never seen before. Perhaps, like me, you are familiar with the round, purple variety, known as radicchio di Chioggia (radicchio varietals are named for regions in Italy). I’ve also seen radicchio di Treviso, which sort of resembles a purple endive. I don’t know the name of this particular variety, and neither did the woman at the farm stand, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
[Note: Further research has made me think this may be the Grumolo variety of radicchio — can anyone confirm or deny?]

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2 thoughts on “Market Watch: Radicchio

    1. it’s pretty bitter, but you could definitely use it in a salad. i chopped it up and sauteed it with onion, garlic, salt & pepper. then i added some lemon juice and red wine vinegar.

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