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What's hitting its peak in February? Baby bok choy

February 20, 2011 | 11:35 am

Baby It looks something like regular bok choy, but has thinner stems, darker leaves and tell-tale yellow flowers. Milder Shanghai, or baby bok choy, looks like bok choy's prettier sister (it's not really a baby, of course, it's just smaller, even at full maturity).

Click here for tips from Times Food editor Russ Parsons on how to choose, store and prepare baby bok choy and other Chinese cabbages.

And check out our Market Fresh photo gallery: It's your guide to cooking through the seasons, using the freshest produce available:

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