our favorite for braising
It grows well in Southern California. I take off the outer leaves and thinly slice the inner leaves. Then heat a lttle evoo in a large frying pan, dump in all the radicchio and turn it in the pan until it reduces. Then cover and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. An excellent side dish. This radicchio is less bitter than most. I've read that it is a cross between red radicchio and Batavian endive.