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  • noun A vegetable native to China, with green spiky leaves and a bitter taste.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Italian, pl. diminutive of rapa, turnip, from Latin rāpa, pl. of rāpum.]


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  • Broccoli rabe, or rapini, is perhaps my favorite bitter green, and I adore it with a passion that is embarrassing.

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  • 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.

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  • I love, love, love broccoli rabe although I always call it rapini.

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  • When I first heard Stephen and Alanna raving about broccoli rabe also called rapini or broccoli raab more than a year ago, I had a very hard time finding it in a market in Salt Lake.

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  • This classic Italian recipe for broccoli rabe also known as rapini can be made with broccoli or broccolini as well.

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  • Broccoli rabe sometimes called rapini with olive oil, garlic, and anchovies is the classic sauce served with orecchiette.

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  • Orecchiette With Broccoli Rabe and Red Pepper: Broccoli rabe, also known as rapini, is the centerpiece of this classic pasta dish from Apulia, the region of Italy that makes up the heel of the country's boot shape.

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  • Sometimes referred to as rapini, broccoli raab, or broccoli di rape, this Italian staple will fit right at home in your kitchen.

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  • I am very partial to "bitter" greens such as rapini, and they are a powerhouse of nutrients, too.

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  • There were mussels, fried squid, swordfish, antipasto salad, meatballs, pizza, focaccia bead, and dishes with names that were hard to pronounce, such as rapini salsiccia (pasta with broccoli raab and Italian sausage).

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