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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New York Decides Vegetables Are the New Black

Posted By on Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 5:23 PM

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  • John Morgan/Flickr (with apologies for the alteration)

Oh, New York! Relentless in your pursuit of the Big New Thing! First to toss over last week's Big New Thing! You namers of fashions and bestowers of trend status, you (or at least New York magazine writers Robin Raisfield and Rob Patronite) have declared offal over and discovered the glories of vegetables:

Summer and its particular Greenmarket bounty may be long gone, but unrestrained vegetable eating has never been more eagerly pursued. Sunchokes are everywhere, black kale is all the rage, and even plain old broccoli―never mind boutique brassicas like spigarello and Romanesco―is hot.

After that quote, the article babbles on breathlessly for a long while, but really, New York, San Francisco has nothing more to add. Instead, we'd like to bestow a supportive smile of affirmation on your new passion. And when you vegetable-crazy Brooklyn foodistas decide you'd like to know how to cook that heirloom beet perfectly ... pay us a visit.

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