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Kale Craze: Let’s Move On…to Other Greens

The New York Times article about an American kale enthusiast trying to win mystified Parisians over to her favorite greens brought scoffs from online foodie friends. “Kale is so passé,” said one. Not exactly–many a trendy menu still sports a kale salad or risotto. But it does seem like time to move on. Not to some [...]

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Sun, September 29 2013 » Fruits and Vegetables, Italian food, Italian ingredients, Uncategorized » No Comments

Pici with Tuscan Kale Pesto

Florida happens to grow leafy greens really well and I’m partial to Tuscan kale, also known as lacinato or cavolo nero (“black cabbage”). So, when I spotted a large luxuriant bouquet topped by greenish-black fronds at my farmers market, I snatched it up. No plan in mind, until I came across a bag of pici, [...]

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Tue, February 28 2012 » Fruits and Vegetables, Pasta, Tampa Bay » No Comments