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What is trevisano?

asked by TrishaIM almost 5 years ago

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Monita

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added almost 5 years ago

It's a kind of radicchio - a red lettuce, Radicchio comes in a "head" form like iceberg lettuce. Trevisano is an oblong radicchio

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Maedl

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added almost 5 years ago

Trevisano raddicchio has a bitter flavor, so if you are trying to substitute it with another variety, perhaps an endive would work.

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pierino

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added almost 5 years ago

Of course in Italy a bitter flavor is appreciated greatly. Not so much in N. America.

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added 6 months ago

except for all of us Italians in N. America. I was raised on dandelion, escarole, and all the bitter greens - they're the ones that take to the wine vinegar and EVOO so well!

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Maedl

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added almost 5 years ago

Nothing wrong at all with a bitter flavor in my book! Gives a great excuse for pairing with bacon or other smoked pork, as if I would need an excuse for that! But if a recipe calls for a bitter green and the cook doesn't know and subs a bland green, the end result would lack something.

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