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'little broccolis'

A confusing subject! Broccoletti are usually just a name for cima di rapa (the leaves, stems, and buds of a variety of turnip). But they can also be: young broccoli, or else broccolini (a hybrid, slender-stalked broccoli).

Around Italy you'll also hear cima di rapa called friarielli (Campania), rapini, rape, rappi or broccoli di rape.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

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