From the frilly to the dinosaur, the evolution and breeding of kale has had a long history. Before it became cool again, I remember kale on the icy salad bar beds of my childhood. ❄️And maybe that’s oddly appropriate since the Russian plant breeders worked to produce kale that could survive in the snow. Siberian kale. It’s a thing.
A descendent of wild cabbage and close relative of mustard, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts, kale is native to Europe and Asia Minor, and has been consumed for nearly 4,000 years.
As alcohol has been around even longer, it seems fitting that kale is the ultimate hangover cure, with vitamins E, C, and a variety of B vitamins for your spinny morning headache. 🌪 The Ancient Greeks and Romans used boiled kale as a cure for drunkenness too... but they also ate deep fried canaries for the same ailment, so take your pick and let me know how it goes.