Escarole
Escarole

A member of the chicory family, escarole is believed to be native to the East Indies, and as used as a vegetable as early as ancient Egypt. Widely cultivated in both Italy and England from at least the 1500s, escarole was brought to America by European colonists. Escarole’s dark green outer leaves are typically quite bitter, but lighten in color and flavor toward the inner heart.

SEASONAL in Southern California