New season Cavolo Nero! Which translates to Black Cabbage – but don’t be put off by the name, it’s a lovely dark green leafy vegetable.
Cavolo Nero was originally grown in Tuscany, Italy. However it is now very successfully grown in the UK and we have a great local Norfolk grown supply of this loose-leafed cabbage. The leaves are a very dark green but it have a sweet aftertaste which many people enjoy over traditional cabbage or kale.
Cavolo Nero can can be served simply boiled, steamed or shredded into a stir-fried. Often people trim out the stem to just be left with the leaf. Equally as it’s origins suggests it is a great vegetable to serve with those pasta dishes!