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