Go back 15 years ago and nobody but high-end restaurants cared how the food was plated, served and enjoyed. Nowadays, food is becoming art, in the everyday life. You eat with your eyes first, after all. Often times, our eyes are eating the food through the power and magic of social media. In this case, Instagram.
Pink lettuce isn’t new at all. It’s actually the variety “raddichio” but is not common to North America. The variety, called Radicchio del Veneto or La Rosa del Veneto is found mostly in Veneto, Italy or Southern France. However, more recently it’s begun to be grown in Mexico and even the US. So, don’t hold your breath, but you might see some in your local marketplaces at some point.
In the meantime, feast your eyes on your Instagram newsfeed, with pink salads and well-styled raddichio will satisfy you.
Look like Millenial pink isn’t going anywhere.