Now that kale and Brussels sprouts have had their day, I wager it's time puntarella, an Italian chicory, was given the spotlight.
Puntarella has a distinct bite and crisp texture. Usually coupled with anchovies for a salty and bitter pairing, it refreshes everything it is served with.
Available in winter and spring, chicory, is usually sold already shredded in Italy. Here in Canada, you'll need a little more time and effort to do the shredding yourself. Every bite is worth the extra exertion.
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