Bite from the bitter greens, the spring chicories, Radicchio and Dandelion greens, are here to help you to tone your tummy (from the inside) and put some zest in the rest of your body.
Chicory heads of Radicchio can appear loose leafed and freckled, or as compact maroon bundles. Radicchio varieties with beautiful Italian names like Pan de Zuccero, Bianco, or Castelfranco always get top billing in restaurants. Wolfgang Puck's Radicchio and Chanterelle Pizza is served with the same haut cuisine treatment as a small plate of grilled Radicchio with an artful dash of balsamic reduction. On the other hand, the serrated Dandelion Greens are a stepchild that constantly reminds diners that it isn't the same weed you just stepped on coming up the walk.