Best Bitter Blettuce

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They are not lettuce, but I must know which is best. Options from here and probably incomplete.

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The best bitter not-lettuce isn't listed here. But it is my secret. 2
Curly endive (frisée) 2
Escarole (batavia, endive, ‘scarole, broad-leaf endive) 1
Belgian (French) endive (witloof) 1
Radicchio (red chicory, Italian chicory), of which there are several Italian-named varietals 1
The best bitter not-lettuce isn't listed here. Let me tell you about it. 0
Common chicory (succory, coffeeweed) 0
Puntarelle (Catalonian chicory) 0
Sugarloaf 0
These not-lettuces are sub-iceberg torture for my discerning taste buds. 0


Toof Seteltha (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 29 February 2016 18:31 (two years ago) Permalink

thread inspired by today's lunch of leftover all-raw-radicchio salad which I am kind of dreading. there must be a better way.

Toof Seteltha (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 29 February 2016 18:48 (two years ago) Permalink

yea a lot of these are better wilted, eg grilled radicchio or endive is very tasty, skillet-wilted escarole is too

marcos, Monday, 29 February 2016 18:51 (two years ago) Permalink

they can look a little dingy when cooked but they are delicious

marcos, Monday, 29 February 2016 18:52 (two years ago) Permalink

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odysseus (imago), Monday, 29 February 2016 18:59 (two years ago) Permalink

xp yeah, they are great cooked or mixed with some other greens, but the raw endive/radicchio salad seems to be common enough that someone must love it.

Toof Seteltha (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 29 February 2016 19:00 (two years ago) Permalink

xp this thread will be as secret as good chicory

Toof Seteltha (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 29 February 2016 19:01 (two years ago) Permalink

Anyway, apart from chiding Sufyoung Thugton here, I gotta say that radicchio is one of the prettiest foods. Needs shitloads of olive oil if eaten raw tho.

odysseus (imago), Monday, 29 February 2016 19:03 (two years ago) Permalink

but olive oil is the mattress, radicchio is the pea, and I am the princess in this case

Toof Seteltha (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 29 February 2016 19:07 (two years ago) Permalink

It just looks so spectacular

odysseus (imago), Monday, 29 February 2016 19:10 (two years ago) Permalink

i love braised belgian endive, sauteed escarole, and frisee (not together). but will vote radicchio cuz that and gorgonzola team up to make a killer salad ime

Edgard Varese is god (of music anyways) (outdoor_miner), Monday, 29 February 2016 19:27 (two years ago) Permalink

had piave with the radicchio today, but only a small bit of it in there. had lots of difficulty rationing the piave between bites. tried to only add enough to make each bit tolerable.

Toof Seteltha (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 29 February 2016 21:38 (two years ago) Permalink

there's this chinese place near me that has wok-charred romaine (not very bitter at all though) and it is delicious, meant to be eaten at once. i probably would've preferred it with a bitter not-lettuce though

marcos, Monday, 29 February 2016 21:50 (two years ago) Permalink

Definitely endive for eating, but I love me some chicory coffee

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 29 February 2016 22:09 (two years ago) Permalink

i hate chicory. never ate it but a bunch of the plants grow in the pavement in front of my house and i can't get rid of them.

#amazing #babies #touching (harbl), Tuesday, 1 March 2016 01:46 (two years ago) Permalink

lots of fashionable recipes out there treating endive like it's fritos SCOOPS!

Toof Seteltha (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 11 March 2016 17:51 (two years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 14 March 2016 00:01 (two years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 00:01 (two years ago) Permalink


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