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Orecchietti w/ Broccoli, Anchovies & Radicchio

Everyone knows my love for chicories is real. Radicchio, Tardivo, Castelfranco, Treviso and Endive.   They go beautifully with citrus salads and hearty dressings. I mostly find them in NYC restaurants (or Italy!), since NJ is a wasteland for great food (don't shoot me). Most people find chicories too bitter, but I'm bitter in the winter, so they go great with my mood.  ;) Did you ever cook radicchio?  It turns mellow and melty and changes the flavor profile totally. Cooking endive with apples and ham is a wonderful French dish..... recipe here . Try adding chicories to pasta dishes, you will be glad you did. This is a great winter pasta, I have made it 3 times.  Worth buying a head of radicchio just to make this. First make your wonderful pangrattato (seasoned breadcrumbs)......I make a big batch and freeze them, so they are always ready for salads and pastas.   You will thank me later. You can use stale bread, or panko breadcrumbs. Toast the bread and crumble in a food proces

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