What Is Kale?

What is Kale ?

On a recent episode of Top Chef: New Orleans, Food & Wine’s editor-in-chief Dana Cowin named kale as a trend that she’d like to see disappear. Recently, kale has starred on countless menus in the same salad variations, but to call the leafy vegetable merely a trend is misinformed, as it has had a place in food repertoires worldwide for quite some time. To know more about everything kale-related, we’ve outlined the basics that you should know.[related]

Kale Shopping Tips

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Kale Cooking How-Tos

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.

More On Kale

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 garlic clove, minced 1 pound kale, stemmed and shredded 1/4 cup water 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper To prepare kale, heat a large skillet over medium heat ...
Whole wheat angel hair pasta and chopped kale receive the puttanesca treatment of capers, anchovies, and caramelized onions.
Another find for our rampant black kale! From gourmet_recipes_from_around_the_world email. Braising is a nice technique for greens that have gotten a bit tough out in the garden - softens their firbrous texture & brings out their flavor - the key is low simmer with a lid.