So where has arugula been hiding all this time? All at once it seems to be on everyone’s menu, but for years it was growing in Italian family backyards. For those who took the time to cultivate it and knew of its special properties it was always there, but it was not easily available to the rest of us. Finally, in our current produce revolution, the word is out about what a delicious salad green it is—peppery, nutty, spicy, and crisp. It contrasts perfectly with fleshy red peppers and creamy Fontina, but remember arugula is best when the leaves are small.