A member of the chicory family, radicchio's vibrant burgundy-and-white leaves have a sharp flavor and a pleasing crunch.
Refreshingly bitter, radicchio is downright delicious when combined with sour, sweet, salty or rich food. Its sturdy texture takes well to searing, roasting or grilling, which softens it and can mellow its intense flavor. Each of today's recipes will bring out a different aspect of radicchio's flavor.
SANDRA ROSE GLUCK, Everyday Food
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