Ravishing Rapini

Rapini (also known as broccoli rabé, broccoletti, broccoli di rape, broccoli di rabe, or broccoli di raab) is a common vegetable in the cuisines of southern Europe and in China. Various European languages use similar names: cime di rapa, rapé, rappi, raap, and raab. It’s known in Naples as friarielli and in Spain as grelos. Rapini is a variety of the species Brassica rapa, along with bok choy, napa cabbage, and turnips. All are in turn […]

Greens

Turning Over a New Leaf

Leafy green vegetables, also called greens, vegetable greens, leafy greens, or salad greens, are plant leaves eaten by humans. Leafy greens the healthiest food you can eat. Anyone who might think that leafy greens are boring should know that there are leaves from nearly 1,000 species of plants that humans eat. Leafy greens are low in calories and fat, high in protein, fiber, iron, and calcium, and […]