Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Hail, kale

Eating vegan has the paradoxical effect of opening up one's food choices in all sorts of unexpected ways. Tonight, there was kale, which I'd never eaten before. Sauteed with olive oil and garlic, it's a hearty, satisfying vegetable.

O kin to broccoli and Brussels sprout,
Thy bounty gaineth favor at our board!

Hail to thee, blithe kale.

Link » Kale (from Wikipedia)
Link » Kale (from The World's Healthiest Foods)
Link » Kale and collard greens (from

comments: 4

Anonymous said...

When I was studying in Kiel, Germany, in the 1980s I remember that "Holsteiner Grünkohl", i.e., kale sauteed in pork fat, was very popular repast at the cafeteria at lunch time. Not a vegan treat by any means, but I thought it was pretty good and always had it when it was served.

Michael Leddy said...

Hi Norman!

The Wikipedia article describes a kale culture (with a Grünkohlfahrt, "kale tour") in Bremen and Oldenburg — not too far from where you were.

Chaser said...

Kale is one of my favorites!

Anonymous said...

Mine too!