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Get your own name, Broccoli Rabe

January 26, 2010

Broccoli rabe is a charlatan. It doesn’t look or taste like broccoli and it isn’t even related. It’s more closely related to a turnip. (Thanks for the tip, Wikipedia.) Broccoli rabe is riding the coattails of broccoli, via the blatant similarity of its moniker to an already successful entity in its field. It’s the Ryan Adams of vegetables. You can’t just take another vegetable’s name and add the word “rabe” (which isn’t even a word…check the dictionary) to it.

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