Puntarelle

A Roman Treasure Puntarelle is best known in Rome. Even there this delicious vegetable is often mistaken for a weed. A member of the chicory family, puntarelle has a bitter undertone and its stems are tender yet crisp. Preparation: Puntarelle is …

Tuscan Cabbage

The Palm Tree Cabbage Called “cavolo nero” in Italy, Tuscan Cabbage is a staple in Tuscan country cooking. It is a kale rather than a true cabbage. This distinctive vegetable has dusky-green leaves in a shape similar to palm fronds. It …

Frisee

It’s a Chicory This fluffy vegetable has a mildly bitter flavor and is often used in the special salad mix, mesclun. Frisee is a member of the chicory family, which includes radicchio, treviso, Belgian endive, green endive and escarole. It’s a fine-leafed …