Graffiti eggplant is distinguished by its shape, its variegated coloring and for its favorable flavor. The fruits are petite and teardrop shaped, their coloring a vivid and loosely striped violet with ivory white.
The Vidalia onion was first cultivated during the Great Depression in 1931 by Moses Coleman in Toombs County Georgia.
Inventory, 20 ct : 4.65
This item was last sold on : 05/25/15
Available year round, Rapini's peak season is from late fall through early spring.
Rapini is not related to broccoli. It is however, closely related to turnips, which explains why the leaves look a lot like turnip greens. Although broccoli-like buds do grow, a full broccoli head never forms. Instead, Rapini is grown for its mustard green-like leafy tops.
Rapini, AKA Broccoli Rabe, is a cool season turnip plant with no bulb development. It should be harvested before florets form and flowers bolt. It has roughly textured, spiked, green leaves that have a pungent almost bitter flavor that mellows and becomes almost nutty when cooked. In fact, it is referred to as a "cooking green".
Cooking is the first step in taming this bitter green and softening its texture. It is best suited for wilting by steaming, blanching or slow simmering and adding it to baked dishes and pastas. Rapini benefits greatly from three simple additions: salt, fat and spice. It pairs well with rich creamy sauces, bacon, parmesan, olive oil, lemon and garlic.
The Chinese and Italians have held high esteem for Rapini and have realized its usefulness in cooking for centuries. It is first recognized in American culinary traditions in Southern recipes.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Isola Pizza Bar||San Diego CA||619-255-4230|
|JR Produce||San Diego CA||858-270-3857|
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|Inn at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-381-8289|
|Caffe Calabria Coffee Roasting Company||San Diego CA||619-683-7787|
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|Prepkitchen Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-247-0394|
|Kettner Exchange||San Diego CA||312-415-5455|
|The Pearl Hotel||San Diego CA||877-732-7573|
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|Catania La Jolla||La Jolla CA||619-295-3173|
|Friends of Specialty Produce||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|Hotel La Jolla & CUSP||La Jolla CA||858-459-0261|
|Wine Vault & Bistro||San Diego CA||619-295-3939|
|The Wooden Spoon||Escondido CA||760-445-2816|
|Four Seasons Residence Club||Carlsbad CA||760-603-3700|
|Buon Appetito||San Diego CA||619-238-9880|
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|Sheraton La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-453-5500|
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|Solterra Winery +Kitchen||Encinitas CA||760-230-2970|
Recipes that include Rapini. One is easiest, three is harder.
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Near Englewood, Florida, United States
About 30 days ago, 4/26/15
Spotter's comments : Rapini spotted at Sunfresh Produce.
Little Italy Mercato
Phil & Juany NobleNear San Diego, California, United States
Sage Mountain Farm
About 80 days ago, 3/07/15
Spotter's comments : Rapini spotted at Little Italy Mercato. Purple Rapini
Whole Foods Market Near Seattle, Washington, United States
About 122 days ago, 1/24/15
Spotter's comments : Rapini spotted at Whole Foods Market. Grown in California. Good for stir fry or even in your smoothie!
Wegmans Near Columbia, Maryland, United States
About 135 days ago, 1/11/15
Fresh Pick Market Near Burbank, Illinois, United States
About 333 days ago, 6/27/14
Spotter's comments : Rapini spotted at Fresh Pick Market.
Black Eyed Susan Restaurant North Near 25, Maryland, United States
About 350 days ago, 6/10/14
fresh pick market Near Evergreen Park, Illinois, United States
About 397 days ago, 4/24/14
Spotter's comments : Rapini spotted at fresh pick market.
Little Italy Mercato
About 444 days ago, 3/08/14
Spotter's comments : Rapini spotted at Little Italy Mercato. Sage Mountain Farm.
publix, edgewater Near New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
About 457 days ago, 2/23/14
Rouses in mandeville Near Lacombe, Louisiana, United States
About 490 days ago, 1/20/14
stea bros produce Near Darby, Pennsylvania, United States
About 499 days ago, 1/12/14
Whole Foods Market Near Austin, Texas, United States
About 727 days ago, 5/29/13
Spotter's comments : Rapini spotted at Whole Foods Market.