Look at this monster! I bought several of these behemoths at the farmers market. I eat radish raw in salads and sandwiches for their sweet, crunchy heat. I love bitter. A few summers back, I was driving home from the farm for my day off. I stopped half way at a grocer to pick up almond milk and some veg. I saw a black radish, a charcoal orb contrasting white flesh. I’d never heard of it so I bought one. On the drive my stomach started to groan. I grabbed the radish and took a bite like it was an apple. As I chewed my whole respiratory system exploded. My eyes and nose started to gush. The heat kept climbing. I could barely see the road. Sputtering and cursing, I pulled over and cracked open the almond milk washing the skin’s remnants out of my teeth. Turns out black radish is closer to horseradish than the rosy champion radish.