Obsessed: Radicchio Etc.

Just when you thought those red heads in the pricey bin at Whole Foods were molto costoso enough, along comes the rest of the family. How can you not be taken with the flirty Rosa di Gorizia, the tulip-like fluffs of Castelfranco, the painterly Lusia, the towering Pan di Zucchero, or the high-maintenance Treviso Tardivo, which must be forced to achieve full glory? Hunchbacked Puntarelle is sliced and iced to transform into graceful curls and will have you wishing for late fall and winter chicories all year round.


Illustrations by Lars Karlsson / WERKSTAD