Thursday, January 21, 2010


This is the Tuscan name of cime di rapa, broccoli di rapa, or broccoletti, better-known in this country as broccoli raab (also spelled broccoli rabe)...
Rapini belong to the turnip family (rapa means turnip) and are picked while still young during the spring and summer, before their flowers bloom. The stems, tender leaves, and buds are all eaten, and are usually boiled before sautéing to attenuate their bitterness.

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