While sitting in a dermatologist's waiting and waiting and waiting room (He wants to replace my skin because I've gotten my original all wrinkled), I saw a recipe for something called a broccoli rabe. While I'm quite familiar with broccoli, I don't know what part of one is a rabe. Looking it up only gives me some Urban Dictionary crap. Can one you help?
Apparently broccoli rabe is a vegetable also known as rapini. Never heard of it myself.
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So interesting, Geoff. I hadn't heard of it either. Here is a link about it. Apparently it isn't actually related to broccoli, instead it is closely related to the turnip.
Thanks! Why couldn't I find that site!
Wow youse guys are so out of it. Broccoli rabe has been in our NYC-area stores for a decade.
I kind of like it, but it always seems to be prepared super-al-dente w/oceans of garlic...
Ah, Bethree, you ARE still with us! I feared that your recent illness might have rendered you too ill to check in here! As for me, you must remember that I reside in a place where they grow corn for hog food (the four-legged variety) or high-fructose porn syrup (for the two-legged hogs). They think cruciferous vegetables are ones Jeezus was nailed to. One must travel many miles to find a grocery store where they have fruits and vegetables that haven't been dipped in toxins from Monsanto or Dow or Bayer. Say, "bok-choy" around here and they think you're cussing in "Mexacun." So maybe you might cut me some slack?
I am not a foodie, but my daughter and her husband is. I am sure she has heard of it.