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Dec 15, 2010 03:00 PM

Where can I buy puntarelle for Christmas

My roman grandmother was telling me about her favorite foods at Christmas when she was growing up in Rome. She really loved to eat puntarelle. Are there any being sold in montreal?

Also, she mentioned a traditional turkey soup, with a stock made out of turkey bones, tiny turkey meatballs and gruyere cheese melted on the top. Any idea of what this is or a recipe that I could follow?


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  1. I don't think I've seen this; you could have a look at the "Chicoré Frisé" which should be available all year long (more or less), not really the same thing, but maybe close enough?

    I'd ask around either at Nino or Chez Louis.


    Chez Louis
    150 Rue Saint-Georges, Drummondville, QC J2C4H1, CA

    1. turkey soup... maybe an Italian Wedding Soup kinda deal?

      1. The only place ive ever seen it is is my grandmother's kitchen.......she does all her groceries at Intermarche in St Leonard.

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        1. re: chefjeannine

          Hi Isabella,
          It is something that I see around only in grocery stores. Oddly it is rarely (if ever) around at the farm stands at markets...
          The Turkey soup sounds delicious :).