Tough, hearty kale doesn’t care that its popularity is constantly under assault. Because kale knows that even after years (years!) of declarations that “insert-name-here is the new kale!!” won’t stop us from returning to its dark green leaves. Especially now, in the depths of winter, when we crave comforting kale-stuffed potatoes, fettuccine, and spicy pies. Sure, salads are great, but there are so many different wintery ways to enjoy kale, from stews to stir-frys to shakshuka. So, go ahead and try all of those "new kales." These 13 dishes will be waiting when you’re done.
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A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).