It's always something. Our esteemed Granny mentioned in a recent post that she tasted it for the first time and was not that happy with the taste. I was quite surprised reading her comments, most of them agreed with her.
I LOVE arugula. It is the green I look forward to all winter. I am growing four varieties of it, and will most likely pick over a pound of it this weekend. Granny has 3 plants. I must have over 300!
My heritage is Sicilian. When it comes to greens the motto is "the more bitter the better!". Lettuce was for wimps. A good salad consisted of arugula, escarole, curled endive and catelognian (dandelion) chicory. Lettuce was used very sparingly.
You also must realize that also I grew up eating squid, conch and octopus. Maybe my palette is skewed, LOL!!!
If you want a truly nasty green, let's talk about radicchio...