This week, we nerd out on puntarelle, a chicory that’s quite popular in Italian cuisine (available October-April). Falling in love with a weirdo. The farmer’s market can be an epicenter of discovery. A short stroll can feel like a tour through dozens of specialty farms where sights, smells, and signs lure you in. Even when your bags are full and you think you’re on your way out, you find yourself at another stop. The urge to stop and ask “what IS that?” is as good a reason for a detour as any. 

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