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Where can I buy puntarelle for Christmas

isabella.g Dec 15, 2010 03:00 PM

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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    Maximilien RE: isabella.g Dec 15, 2010 03:06 PM

    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. TheSnowpea RE: isabella.g Dec 15, 2010 06:11 PM

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

      1. chefjeannine RE: isabella.g Dec 16, 2010 03:11 PM

        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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          oana RE: chefjeannine Dec 17, 2010 12:35 PM

          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 :).

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