Sunday, November 4, 2007

Mizuna

How often do you get to try a new vegetable for the first time? Not too often, so this was fun. It's called mizuna, which is, according to Whole Foods, a Japanese salad green. Worked for me. It's a little like dandelion greens, but not as bitter. Very light and a bit juicy. I recommend it. What's more, "mizuna" is a pretty word. Better than "chard," anyway.

3 comments:

Tai said...

I'll never forget the first time I went into Dean & Deluca in Soho, and encountered a world of fruits and vegetables I had never heard of. That was when I realized that life is so much more than apples and oranges.

itzktb said...

I agree, Chard is a bad word, therefor, for me, it's a bad food.

And by the way, I live in New York and thought Dean & Deluca only sold coffee and cakes. Tai, might you be thinking of Balduccis, or do I simply need to get downtown more often?

Jeffrey Stock said...

Dean & DeLuca does sell high end, perfectly formed produce, as well as dairy products, drinks, imported pasta, etc. At least the big store in SoHo does. Other venues might just sell coffee/cakes.