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 Post subject: inedible rapini?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:45 am 
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I made the rapini panini from the Urban Vegan last night, as my boyfriend and I both love rapini and he had grabbed some from the store a day or so before. It was SO BITTER IT WAS ENTIRELY INEDIBLE. I am no stranger to rapini, and used plenty of garlic, fresh lemon juice and salt and even added a bit of sugar towards the end when it was not mellowing out and it had such an off putting, aggressively bitter taste that we both ended up picking it off the sandwiches (and eating bread with chao slices and nasty rapini residue. I am a very adventurous cook and I occasionally make a dinner that fails, but Tim has never come right out and said something was gross (he went to culinary school so the most he'll offer is "'maybe this could have used xyz') but the FACES he made while eating this were pretty over the top.

Has anyone ever had this? Was it just a bad bunch? Is it not in season? Am I turning into a picky eater and eventually I'll only be able to eat chickn nuggets and tater tots?


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 Post subject: Re: inedible rapini?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:08 pm 
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I think you just had a bad bunch. Growing conditions can affect bitterness; also some varieties may tend to be more bitter than others.

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 Post subject: Re: inedible rapini?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:42 pm 
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i eat rapini a lot and notice sometimes if it's been sitting around in the fridge for a while, but still looks mostly ok, it develops a gross taste. and it's gross in a way that people who normally like rapini will not finish it. i bet it was just that one bunch and you're still ok ;)


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 Post subject: Re: inedible rapini?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:21 pm 
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this happened to me last year!

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 Post subject: Re: inedible rapini?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:28 am 
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I made some great rapini the other day, but didn't use the whole bunch, and now I'm worried that I'm doomed to have bitterest-of-the-bitter leftover rapini.


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