Sunday, August 4, 2013

Kale craze

This is something you don't hear much about in Stockholm yet, so take note Swedish hipsters: After the cult of coffee and your obsession with wheat grass, sour dough bread and micro brewed beer, you will move on to:

Kale kale kale, it's everywhere here.

It is kind of tasty, especially cooked, but am still surprised at how seriously people treat this leafy green.

Yesterday I was waiting in the cinema lobby while my kids watched a movie. A woman came late to the screening and was stopped by a guard who told her to leave her bag outside.

She got really upset.

"It's kale. Just kale. It's not like I'm going to be sitting at the movies munching on kale. "

The guard kept his calm.

"You're going to have to leave your kale with me. "

He got exactly what he asked for and, as a bonus, a hissing "what ever".

So now you know. Don't try to combine superfoods with superheroes. At least not in Brooklyn.

Also! Read this about Kyra Sedgwick who ENDED UP in the hospital with a shorter finger because of  trying to cook kale.
Imagine trying to make a vegetarian dish and in the end, your main source of consolation is Bacon.

Read this if you're interested in 50 shades of Kale. 


  1. I can't wait for the hipsters to make kale popular in Sweden too. I miss it so much! I get so happy when I find it. I eat it raw in salad but it gets "massaged" first. I like my kale nice and relaxed.

  2. i feel remiss: shoulda made a kale salad for you yesterday.

  3. HAHA
    I read this: “It’s a lot of kale,” Ramsey says. “I really love my leafy greens, but kale is my muse.”
    at the articel you recommended.
    Muses everywhere...:)


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