As you can see from the above picture these radish were the size of a small melon. Purple through and through with a sharp pic crunch. One radish would give you more radish than you would get if you bought a bunch of traditional radishes. Union Square market here in NYC is the largest weekly farmers market, it caters to a large cross-section of shoppers with a heavy emphasis on selling to restaurants. One way to distinguish yourself is to sell unique, rare or hard to grow items. It’s one of the things that I love about going to Union Square market: every visit is an exploration into a world full of surprises. These are a new breed of radish grown in Hawaii and Korea and are sold by Bodhi Tree Farm at the market.
I thought they were french when I started to write this post, given the name. In all my research the only reason I can find to why they named this Asian radish after the famous wine making region of France is because it has a similar taste profile to french breakfast radishes?
France, Paris in particular is very much on my mind today after the senseless and tragic events that unfolded their last night. My heart goes out to the people of Paris today in the wake of the tragic violence perpetrated on the innocent people of that great city.
Vive la France