Radicchio is such a beautiful vegetable. I love looking at it through the camera lens.
However, I neglected to taste it before I cooked it and at $8.99/ pound, this felt like a total flop. In general, I like bitter vegetables, but the radicchio I bought was so extremely bitter (Marcella says "astringent") that it was barely edible. I feel sure it would be a delicious preparation with a nicer sample of radicchio.
Here are the photos:
In the beginning:
Cut in half to reveal beautiful color and patterns:
Placed in baking dish with olive oil:
Brown and still beautiful:
The smells from the oven were wonderful but, like I said above, the flavor was just way too strong.