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Looking for kale (the vegetable)

Does anyone know where I could find this in Basel - or in any nearby locations?

I believe in German it is called grünkohl, and in French it is chou fris.

Thanks very much for any assistance!
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Old 20.01.2012, 16:02
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Does anyone know where I could find this in Basel - or in any nearby locations?

I believe in German it is called grünkohl, and in French it is chou fris.

Thanks very much for any assistance!
I usually look for a Portuguese store. They usually have it or can tell you where to get it.
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Old 20.01.2012, 16:03
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Does anyone know where I could find this in Basel - or in any nearby locations?

I believe in German it is called grünkohl, and in French it is chou fris.

Thanks very much for any assistance!
Actually, it seems like it's called federkohl around here in German. I've seen it in Zurich at Jelmoli in the food department (recently - priced high), the farmers markets, and the viadukt markt. Once, I saw the purple version of it at Coop, but never saw it again. i'd check the farmers market in Basel, though I'm not sure when that is.

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Re: Looking for kale (the vegetable)

I bought some before from Hieber in Grenzach, just over the German border from Basel. I haven't been there for a while though, so I can't promise they'll have it now.

You can get there by bus 38, stop Gleusen.
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Does anyone know where I could find this in Basel - or in any nearby locations?

I believe in German it is called grünkohl, and in French it is chou fris.

Thanks very much for any assistance!
It's called Federkohl, as others have said. Grünkohl is collards, which of course are also delicious.
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Old 23.01.2012, 00:44
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It's called Federkohl, as others have said. Grünkohl is collards, which of course are also delicious.
According to wiki they are both the same. Anyway, collard greens are in the kale family.
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According to wiki they are both the same. Anyway, collard greens are in the kale family.
Federkohl is often in Migros. Put a whole mess of it in a black iron pot with some Kochspeck (Maybe a 6 inch piece). Add a small hot pepper and a teaspoon of sugar. Add some water. Cook it on low-medium all day. Make a dish of corn bread to soak up the pot likker. It will make a bulldog break its chain. Put pepper sauce (hot pepper in vinigar for a few weeks) over it.
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Old 30.01.2012, 14:51
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Re: Looking for kale (the vegetable)

Most vegetable markets will sell you some, but you probably need to order it.
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Old 30.01.2012, 15:37
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Re: Looking for kale (the vegetable)

Lots of it at Hiebers Grenzach this week.
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Re: Looking for kale (the vegetable)

All these responses seem to be from the German part of the country. Has anyone found Kale in the Suisse Romande? Near Lausanne?
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Old 19.07.2012, 13:34
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Re: Looking for kale (the vegetable)

I can't talk about Lausanne but the farmers market in Nyon was always a good source down my way. ( I havent been there for a few months tho )
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All these responses seem to be from the German part of the country. Has anyone found Kale in the Suisse Romande? Near Lausanne?
Not really. I'm in Suisse Romande and I buy kale at the Portuguese markets or the Portuguese lady at the Lausanne market on Saturdays. You have to get there early though. It's usually sold out if you go later.
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Does anyone know where I could find this in Basel - or in any nearby locations?

I believe in German it is called grünkohl, and in French it is chou fris.

Thanks very much for any assistance!
I have seen (and purchased it) in the Migros at Stucki (since I work close by I go there for lunch). But, I can tell you, it is much more expensive than anticipated.
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I'm in Suisse Romande and I buy kale at the Portuguese markets.
How would I recognize a Portugese market?
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Re: Looking for kale (the vegetable)

I have looked in vain for kale as well. I have only found it in Globus at Bellvueplatz (Zürich) but often it is wilted and stinky. And Jelmoli charges dearly for it. Anyone seen any the direction of Pfäffikon SZ??
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I have looked in vain for kale as well. I have only found it in Globus at Bellvueplatz (Zürich) but often it is wilted and stinky. And Jelmoli charges dearly for it. Anyone seen any the direction of Pfäffikon SZ??
I saw it in the spring and last fall at farmers markets and occasionally at bigger coops - I think it might not be the season right now.
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How would I recognize a Portugese market?
You mean a Portuguese store? Usually by the name of the store, the sign is sponsored by "Sagres", there is a BIG HUGE Portuguese flag painted on the window and the words "produits portugais".

In Lausanne, there is one near the Riponne heading up to the Cite on left just after you cross out of the Riponne square.

The woman at the Lausanne outdoor fruit & veg market is usually up near the Bon Geni.
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Re: Looking for kale (the vegetable)

It's not really the best time of year for kale.

There is not much kale harvested in Europe between March and July. The first plants of the the year will be appearing in the shops around now, but it's a bit flavourless. October is when the good stuff starts appearing
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Re: Looking for kale (the vegetable)

A Portuguese shop would be your best bet.

It think it's called 'couve' in Portuguese and used in one of their popular soups, Caldo Verde. I do believe some recipes call for Collard greens though.
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According to wiki they are both the same. Anyway, collard greens are in the kale family.
yep, but man do they tastes different... I grew it all year long in Seattle, (kale) that is... I've been looking too. thanks to all for the helpful posts!
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