Bitter winter


Illustration by Maria Ratinova

Feeling bitter about the holidays, or just overindulged with sweets? Chicories are your friends. These winter greens include radicchio, endive and puntarelle, and they add a slight bitterness to your life. Finely julienne endive for a chopped salad with citrus, pistachios and gorgonzola dolce. Or tear radicchio leaves and toss them with hot pasta, olive oil and garlic. You can also grill whole radicchio for a smoky addition to platters and salads. To be clear: Coffee with chicory does not include the leaves; it’s made with the roasted roots.