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Cavolo Nero
Kale (cavolo nero in Italian), also known as dinosaur kale or laciniato kale, is a delicious winter ve...
 
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December 1, 2014
Cavolo Nero

Kale (cavolo nero in Italian), also known as dinosaur kale or laciniato kale, is a delicious winter vegetable. It's highly nutritious with powerful antioxidant properties and is considered to be anti-inflammatory. Though black leaf kale appears in the markets in November and continues through Spring, it's best once the leaves have felt the sting of frost. The traditional ribollita soup of Tuscany is made with black kale and stale bread along with beans, while braised kale served with beans is a popular accompaniment for steak in Tuscany.