National Kale Day

Dr. Drew Ramsey handing out kale on National Kale Day.

Dr. Drew Ramsey handing out kale on National Kale Day.

There are a lot of National Awareness Days. October 1 is World Vegetarian Day. October 3 is National Poetry Day. If Dr. Drew Ramsey and Chef Jennifer Iserloh have their way October 2 will become National Kale Day. Here is their mission:

National Kale Day celebrates kale’s incredible health benefits, highlights kale’s culinary versatility, and promotes eating, growing and sharing kale throughout America. National Kale day is the first Wednesday in October and is an annual celebration.

Not bad. Kale is definitely today’s superfood. It’s packed with nutrients and if it tastes a little bitter, then just add some sweet dressing to make the green leaves go down. But will that be enough to get it widespread acceptance? There’s actually a website for National Awareness Days to help you get started. But what do you need to do to help rise above the clutter?

On October 2 the founders of National Kale Day live streamed an event with the help of Google and interviewed chefs, wellness professionals and some farmers on the subject of kale. There were some nice tips on how to cook with these hardy green leaves and some of the recipes will find their way into our kitchen.

In researching National Awareness Days I did find out something very important that was a little unexpected. Apparently, there is an International Talk Like a Pirate Day. It was September 19 this year. This will make my two year old incredibly happy, as he likes nothing more than pirates. We now have almost a year to practice talking like a pirate, all the while keeping the kale out from between our teeth.


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