Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Cooking Greens for a Lucky New Year

Cooking Greens - the official US government position on these is - they can be "any type of cabbage where the green leaves do not form a compact head, such as collards, mustard, kale, swiss chard, and broccoli rabe are all varieties of cooking greens".

The US Government notwithstanding, Science (whatever that is) still struggles to determine if chard, for example, is to be classified as an herb, a shrub or a weed.

Those of us who know where it belongs will be cooking greens for New Years as that is said to bring good luck (even the US Government acknowledges this practice). Perhaps if scientists had eaten more greens as kids they may be less confused now?



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