Last week I had a salad with flank steak and arugula. Sound good? I have been eating all kinds of leafy greens and trying to switch it up from the standard romaine to include spinach, arugula, radiccio, endive, escarole, and kale. Why? Because Tony Horton told me to, aaaand because this leafy crap is chock full of vitamins and minerals that you would never get unless you ate these items.
Bottom line? I hate it. All of it. These odd greens taste like dirt and are very bitter. I have tried mixing them with romaine and they still ruin the salad for me. Don't pretend that you are "peppery" or "strong" tasting. Arugula, you taste like offensive dirt and are often times sharp. I will never buy you again because last week I am almost positive you cut the corners of my mouth like a bad paper cut. Ever since my dirt and meat salad, I have had these little oh-so-irritating cuts on the insides and corners of my mouth that will not heal. I have been through one tube of black label chapstick and cannot laugh, yell, or take a big bite of anything without reopening the wound. It's annoying. Because of a flippin' salad.
I would never serve Arugula to guests and feel it not should it be served anywhere, especially not in prison. You could shank someone with this crap.