Market Special: Treviso Radicchio

Radicchio is by now a familiar sight in the produce department—a good thing, if you, like me, consider yourself a friend of the chicory family. I love them all: leafy escarole, lacy frisée, crunchy Belgian endive, radicchio, and the characteristic note of bitterness any adds to a dish. Another thing I really like is that great examples are available at my local Albertsons. (Your local, too, I’d bet.) I can always get the round radicchio de Chioggia that looks like a mini red cabbage, and sometimes the elongated, more romaine-shaped de Treviso variety pictured, as well as nice escarole, frisée, and Belgian endive. I’ll have some recipes soon in Taste of Orange County, but for now, try the Zuni Café radicchio salad with anchovy vinaigrette. I make this, well… a LOT. Here’s a link to the recipe, from a Serious Eats blogger who loves it as much as I do.

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