Radicchio from Treviso

September 4, 2011 by Daniele Buzzurro

radicchio-trevisoRadicchio from Treviso is a type of red radicchio, a typical vegetable of the Veneto region in the Northern Italy.
Its characteristic is the leaves speckled very similar in the form of roses.
In fact, the leaf of Radicchio of  Treviso is of cream color splashed and speckled with red, broad and slightly curled.
The taste is bitter and delicate at the same time.
The historical roots of radicchio are found in mid-1800 and in a more concrete way at the beginning of 1900, when the agronomist Giuseppe Benzi began the long tradition of the Festival of Chicory, which is still in existence today.
This type of chicory is produced in the province of Treviso, Padua, and Venice and has the PGI (Protected Geographical Indication).

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  1. Radicchio is an awesome vegetable. I really like it in my risotto.

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