IN SEASON - June, October
Radicchio is a leaf chicory, sometimes known as Italian chicory. It is grown as a leaf vegetable which usually has white-veined red leaves. It has a bitter and spicy taste, which mellows when it is grilled or roasted.
Store radicchio in a plastic bag in the crisper of your refrigerator. It will keep for up to a week.
Great in salads and also grilled. Combines beautifully with citrus, pears, apples, and fresh sweet root vegetables like turnips and carrots. Cut it in half, rinse and drain thoroughly, brush with olive oil and put on the grill--delicious!