How do you pronounce the last name rabe?
Why is it called broccoli rabe?
In the United States, rapini is popular in Italian-American kitchens; the D’Arrigo Brothers popularized the ingredient in the United States and gave it the name broccoli rabe.
Is broccoli rabe the same as broccolini?
Broccolini is actually a HYBRID vegetable, a cross between broccoli and Chinese broccoli that was invented in 1993. This broccoli rabe is not as large and leafy as normal-wintered broccoli rabe, but the leaves and stalks are more tender and less bitter; the vegetable has to produce extra sugar in order to not freeze.