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Rhubarb Season

We can have a legitimate discussion about whether rhubarb should be classified as a fruit or a vegetable, and whether is it best used in sweet or savory dishes.  But please don’t try to convince me that the arrival of rhubarb season isn’t a reason to celebrate.  If you do, I won’t invite you to the party.

Rhubarb Season

Pan-Seared Chicken with Rhubarb Agrodolce

I am told that I should eat rhubarb because it is high in Vitamin C, potassium, and fiber.  That may all be true, but I eat it because I love the way it tastes.  During rhubarb season, I try to cook it in as many ways as I can dream up, veering as often as possible away from the traditional method of stewing it with sugar and water.  One of my favorite ways to use it is by making Chef Todd English’s “rhubarb agrodolce” on pan-seared chicken with golden raisin polenta.  It’s so delicious that I make extra and put it in our small apartment freezer so that we can savor the heavenly flavors even after the season ends.

Chicken with Rhubarb Agrodolce