The Goodness of Greens
Appearance – Ruffled, very thick, dark green leaves with very light green stems
Taste – Bold and almost bitter
Preparation – Turn leaves into tender, succulent greens by making:
Appearance – Dark green leaves with beautiful bright pink, yellow or white stems
Taste – Slightly tart and pungent, not as bold as kale
Preparation – Cut out the stems and cook separately. Slice the leaves into thin ribbons and cook as follows:
Arugula and Escarole
Appearance – Arugula has bright green leaves shaped rather like oak leaves; escarole looks like a soft-ball-sized head of curly lettuce.
Taste – Both taste peppery; escarole has a more bitter bite.
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