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by Patricia L. Cook Just as “Popeye” from the cartoon of days gone by ate his spinach for strength, we should eat plenty of leafy green vegetables as part of our everyday diet. This Tidbits look at leafy greens that are good for you, just as your mother said! • The National Cancer Institute reports, “foods rich in vitamins A and C have been associated with the reduced risk of certain cancers.” Many leafy green vegetables are excellent sources of these two vitamins as well as vitamins K and B, calcium, iron, fiber and more. • Greens are naturally low in sodium and calories. For example: a cup (0.2 l) of raw spinach has only 14 calories and a _ cup (0.1 l) serving of cooked collards has only 38 calories. All greens are fat and cholesterol free. • According to Jill Nussinow, registered dietician, culinary educator in Northern California and author of a very informative book, “The Veggie Queen,” “Greens are the No. 1 food you can eat regularly to improve your health.” • Keep these in mind when eating greens: “Green is good. Dark green is better. Organic dark leafy green is best.” If you grow your own — and they are easy to grow — you know how your vegetables have been treated. turn the page for more! WANT TO RUN YOUR OWN BUSINESS?

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EAT YOUR GREENS! (continued):

• Nussinow, in a webMD article, ranked the nutrition of the most widely eaten greens in the United States. The top 10 are: kale, collards, turnip greens, Swiss chard, spinach, mustard greens, broccoli, red and green leaf and romaine lettuces (altogether), cabbage, and iceberg lettuce. • There are other nutritional greens not listed above that are widely available in North America. The information available for all greens is immense. We’ll look at some interesting Tidbits for both highly and less popular greens. • Even though it may sound incorrect, all greens are not green! Leafy green vegetables have much color variety, from the bluishgreen of kale to the bright “Kelly” green of spinach, to the light, somewhat white of cabbage. • There is even a black cabbage (Cavalo Nero), which is actually a very dark green that is also called Tuscan kale. It originated from the Tuscany region of Italy where it is grown in most vegetable gardens. Cavalo Nero is an essential ingredient in the very healthy signature soup of the region, ribollita.

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(continued): • The Tuscan region of Italy is famous for many culinary things including the cooking term, “Florentine.” This term can be interpreted as the cooking style used in Florence, Italy, but has also come to describe the cuisine that includes spinach as an ingredient. Florentine cooking also uses fresh herbs like rosemary, basil, parsley and thyme. Since Tuscany is close to the coast, Florentine cooking features seafood dishes as well as local boar, rabbit and beef from the regions’ white Chianina cattle. According to folklore, the association of spinach with Florence may have been because of Catherine de Medici, the Italian wife of King Henry II, who reigned in France from 1560-1563. • Supposedly to honor her Italian roots, Queen Catherine introduced spinach to the Court of France and dubbed any dish containing spinach to be “Florentine.” Whether the story is true or not, Florentine is now synonymous with spinach in dishes such as Eggs Florentine, Oysters Florentine and more. • To make for some confusing terminology, “Florentines” refer to a sweet, baked confection that contains no spinach! These Florentines are a European sweet served as a cake, bar or cookie. Sweet Florentines are a mixture of candied fruit, toasted nuts, honey and/or sugar and topped with a layer of melted chocolate. • Moving away from sweets and back to greens, a green that has many names around the world is rapini or what is more commonly known as broccoli raab. This green is unrelated to broccoli even though broccoli is in its name. It is a close relative to turnips, and the greens look very similar to turnip greens. Other names linked to this green are rapa, rapine, raab, rappi, rappone, fall and spring raab, turnip broccoli, broccoli rape, broccoli de rabe, Italian turnip and turnip broccoli. • As more greens are available in North America, an old favorite has decreased in popularity. Iceberg lettuce was an overwhelming success for years because of its ability to remain crunchy even after days and sometimes weeks of shipping. Up until the 1930s, iceberg was known as “Crisphead” lettuce.

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(continued): • Bruce Church, from Salinas, California, the founder of Fresh Express, is given credit for popularizing iceberg lettuce. Along with three partners, he formed an ice company in the 1930s that shipped fresh heads of lettuce across the country in rail cars. “Crisphead” lettuce became more commonly known as “iceberg” when folks would meet the train cars of ice-packed lettuce with calls of “The icebergs are coming!” The name change stuck, and Americans’ love of fresh salads grew with the fresh availability. • Up until the mid-1970s, more than 95 percent of all lettuce grown in the United States was iceberg. Even though leaf lettuces have surged in popularity in the last 30-40 years, iceberg still remains a big seller. So, the next time you are eating out, check to see if a “wedge” salad is offered. It will be the familiar iceberg we grew up with. • Another popular salad that some think started with Julius Caesar is the Caesar Salad. It actually had its start in Tijuana, Mexico, with Cesare Cardini, who immigrated to the San Diego area with his brother, Alex, from Italy after World War I. The brothers opened Caesar’s Restaurant in Tijuana instead of San Diego because of alcohol prohibition in the United States. Invented in the 1920s, the Caesar Salad was mostly just a California specialty for years, with romaine lettuce being the green. The popularity of Caesar salads soared in the 1970s, and the romaine crop grew from a few California acres (ha) to 16,000 acres (6,475 ha) in the 1990s and more than 80,000 acres (32,370 ha) today.

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The most historically and culturally significant piece of land in New Orleans is the French Quarter. The famous area was mostly spared in the ravaging destruction and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. • When French Canadian naval officer Jean Baptiste Bienville founded New Orleans in 1718, engineers developed a formal city plan for Nouvelle Orleans, the area that is now known as the French Quarter. The city grew out of the original borders to become an important American port city. As people arrived from all over the world, a distinct culture rich in music, food and tradition began to develop. • The “Quarter” is also known as Vieux Carré, which means “Old Square” in French. The area is located in downtown New Orleans, on some of the highest ground in the city on a crescent of the Mississippi River. Besides the river, the borders are roughly Canal Street, Rampart Street and Esplanade Avenue. The area today still occupies the same 6-by-13block area that was laid out in 1722. One of the best-preserved historical neighborhoods in America, the Quarter actually feels like a foreign country. The lasting influence of the French and Spanish settlers and planners is still present. • The architecture of the Quarter is a mix of mostly French and Spanish styles. The Spanish rule of New Orleans was short, from 1762 to 1800, but during that time there were two fires that virtually destroyed the French Quarter. In 1788, 850 structures were lost, and then another 200 were lost in 1794. A lot of what had been French architecture was replaced with Spanish-style wrought iron balconies and central courtyards. • The city was under French rule first, then Spanish and back to French before being sold to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase agreement in 1803. The Cabildo, built in 1799, is where the Louisiana Purchase signing took place and is now the main building of the Louisiana State Museum historical complex. • Over 35,000 buildings in New Orleans, many in the French Quarter, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Cabildo is sometimes called the second most important building in America, after Independence Hall in Philadelphia. • The Cabildo, St. Louis Cathedral and the Presbytere (also part of the museum complex) all surround Jackson Square. Originally called “Place d’Armes,” the Square is named after Andrew Jackson, a hero of the Battle of New Orleans. The Square is one of the most visited areas in the Quarter, where local artists paint, draw and display their works. St. Louis Cathedral is the oldest continuously active cathedral in the United States. • Another old establishment of the Quarter is the French Market, the oldest farmer’s market in the United States. Dating back to 1791, it also includes a flea market. The French Market is “three centuries of history, six blocks of shopping, open seven days a week!” • Any New Orleans visit should include the Original Cafe Du Monde Coffee Stand, established in 1862. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, it closes only on Christmas Day and whenever a hurricane passes through. The coffee with chicory, served black or “au lait” (poured half and half with hot milk), and beignets, square French doughnuts, are definitely worth the wait. Yes, there is just about always a crowd!

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