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  • The table was, take your pick, a melting pot or a multicultural buffet: anchovy broccoli rabe from a third-generation Italian, Yorkshire pudding from a descendant of 18th-century English immigrants, latkes from a Jewish friend, kibbee from Lebanese-American me and on and on.

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  • I don't know that I would agree, but even if they are bitter, in their way, broccoli rabe is bitter, yet adored.


  • Sometimes called rabe, rape, or rapini, broccoli rabe is a leafy green vegetable that is popular in Italy and is increasingly garnering fans here.

    The City Cook

  • This lovely side dish was a delicious twist on broccoli rabe, which is often served with beans or pasta.

    Sauteed Broccoli Rabe Recipe with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts

  • Everyone I know raves about the rabe, which is what I went with-it gives the sandwich a slightly bitter bite.

    Serious Eats

  • Add the steamed broccoli rabe, tomatoes, pasta water and onion/garlic paste, tossing well.

    Mommy's Meal

  • The broccoli rabe was perfectly cooked (for once - I think mom comes from the school of "veggie mush").

    Mommy's Meal

  • Steam broccoli rabe 5 minutes, remove from heat immediately.

    Mommy's Meal

  • Pork meatballs, served over broccoli rabe, are flecked with chicharrĂ³n.

    Comfort With Ambition

  • For his final Slow Food Fast contribution, Mr. Maws shares a recipe for pumpkin with broiled end-of-season eggplant and bitter rapini, aka broccoli rabe.

    Spiced Pumpkin, Eggplant and Rapini


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