Color is health and in the case of our petite lacinato kale, the road to good health is written in blue. Also known as Tuscan kale and beloved by Italians since they first cultivated it there in the eighteenth century, our petite lacinato kale tastes nothing like the leathery kale that turned us off as children.
As children we picked blue kale when it had reached full maturity like most traditional farmers do. It was tough and leathery and I never developed a fondness for it. Kale was something to be endured during the autumn months, not something to be celebrated.
Have you had a chance to try kalettes yet? Destined to impress trendy eaters, their buzz worthiness was kicked off early this year when, among other places, they appeared on the Eat This Not That website listed as number one on a “7 Top Healthy Food Trends for 2015” list.