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When faced with a freakishly large head of broccoli rabe, and the desire to limit carbohydrate consumption, what would you do? If carbs were not an issue, I'd be all about making a pot of polenta, Union Square Cafe-style with milk, Gorgonzola and toasted walnuts. I've been trying to wean my body off carbohydrate satisfaction, though, so this was not an option. What I did have available, however, was about a third of a pint of fantastic mixed olives that I had picked up last month at Eataly. Speaking of which, have you been there yet? Let me tell you, it is off the hook crazy, fantastic. When you go have lots of time and lots of money - but don't go hungry. I personally found it a bit overwhelming because there were so many options - options for dining (eat in/take out/full service) options for products (olive oils, cheeses, meats, baked goods, pastas, wines, chocolates, etc) and beverage (vino, vino, vino). And, my issues with making choices have been repeatedly documented of late. I walked out with a large bottle of Ligurian olive oil and a pint of olives and made my way down Fifth Avenue to Otto where their comprehensive menu seemed inherently more manageable to me.