info: Cabbage is a leafy green vegatable with a crunchy texture and a mild flavor. Excellent source of vitamins C and B6.
storage: Keep ina unsealed plastic bag in the refrigerator for up about a week.
preparation: Wash in cold water. Chop to desired size/consistency.
Cabbage can be eaten raw or cooked. It can be boiled, steamed, braised, sauted, stir-fried, or roasted. Be careful not to overcook.
from History of Cabbage
Further evidence of cabbage and its powers are discerned through the story of Diogenes, most famous for his fruitless search for an honest man. Diogenes was given to eating cabbage as a health benefit. Speaking with a foolish young courtier of the Hedonist school, one given to flattery of the rich, Diogenes advised the young man, “If you lived on cabbage, you would not be obliged to flatter the powerful.” To this, the courtier replied, “If you flattered the powerful, you would not be obliged to live on cabbage.” We won’t take philosophical sides in this argument, however, we will make note that Diogenes lived to be 90, quite old in any age, while his Hedonist friend departed from his earthly pleasures at age 40 … read more