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Kosher/Soul Collards 

The Green Glaze, the most beautiful of American old variety collard greens.  Kosher/Soul Collards (partly based on Matt’s Four Pepper Collards, from The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen) 2013. ¼ cup of canola oil 1 cup of red onion cut into thin slices … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day: The Culture of Collards on Vimeo

Enjoy this short film by my friend Aditi Desai featuring me, 3 Part Harmony Farm and City Blossoms DC in an exploration of the heritage of collards and culinary and food justice. I was privileged to see it screened at … Continue reading

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A Letter to the Newgrorati: Of Collards and Amnesia

Dear Newgrorati on #BlackTwitter, If you want to learn about a culture, listen to the stories. And if you want to change a culture, change the stories.—Michael Margolis We need to have a talk about collard greens. Like, now. Apparently some … Continue reading

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The Garden List

So you have been waiting for this years garden list: Senegalese Niebe Cowpea Carolina Black Peanut Garden Huckleberry Burkina Faso Eggplant Gbogame Eggplant Brandywine Tomato Plate du Hayti Tomato Amish Paste Tomato Star of David Okra Choppee Okra Sugar Drip … Continue reading

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The Glory of Spring: Pan Roasted Collard Sprouts

There’s nothing really special about sauteed greens.  It’s a fact,  It’s a platitude of earthy, seasonal, farm to table cooking.  It’s a revelation to anyone who eats canned or frozen greens of any sort. It just is.  Warning: Forgive the … Continue reading

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Countdown to the Campaign’s End: I’m Proud to be a Collard Person :)

Yes, we’re going to keep posting it until the campaign ends on May 6th, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time……Because that’s how crowdfunding works and this work is not a hobby–its a job–we say G-d bless to our 70-plus funders thus … Continue reading

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If You Want to Grow a Healthy African American Kitchen Garden–Here are Your Marching Orders

Climate change is real.  While we are still on land we need to figure out how to use this warm spell this year to our advantage.  You might just get eight months of reasonably warm or frost-free temperatures if you … Continue reading

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