You say radicchio, I say Treviso

Treviso radicchioI was in an experimental mood today, so I went to the grocery story for the sole purpose of buying a vegetable I knew nothing about and figuring out how to prepare it for tonight’s dinner.

After a few minutes of exploring the vegetable aisles, I discovered Treviso radicchio, a purple-leafed vegetable with white veins and shaped like an elongated football.

After a quick search on Wikipedia, I discovered the waxy looking vegetable is a leaf chicory with a bitter and spicy taste. I don’t know what any of that means, but I bought it anyway.

Now all I have to do is find a recipe. I will post the results later this afternoon.