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A question about a recipe: ceci bean stew with cavolo nero & herb dusted crouton. what is cavolo nero?

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I have a question about the ingredient ". 1 bunch of cavolo nero" on the recipe "ceci bean stew with cavolo nero & herb dusted crouton " from frankieolives.

asked by legoland over 6 years ago

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Miranda Rake
Miranda Rake

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added over 6 years ago

It's a variety of kale - a lot of times you can swap out other kale varieties though, if they are easier to come by!

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hardlikearmour
hardlikearmour

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added over 6 years ago

It's also commonly called dinosaur kale or lacinato kale in the grocery store.

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pierino
pierino

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added over 6 years ago

...or sometimes black kale. The good thing is that it is becoming easier to find these days.