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(The Atlantic)   America has killed any hope arugula had at becoming the next kale or spinach. Vincent Antonelli unavailable for comment   (theatlantic.com) divider line
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2019-03-25 09:25:47 PM  
Simple fix.  Just (re)introduce it as "rocket."
 
2019-03-25 09:55:49 PM  
It's too bad, because arugula is a fantastic green. And it makes for a fine pesto. The peppery and mustard tones work nicely with pignolas. It also works nicely with tomatoes and mozzarella, for a slightly spicier version of caprese.

Arugula is one of my favorite greens.
 
2019-03-25 11:13:29 PM  
It's great, but it doesn't travel or keep as well as kale or spinach. It's a bit easier to grow, with fewer pests, in my experience. The pepper flavor is super awesome served with grilled beef or pork chops and a red zinfandel.
 
2019-03-25 11:31:20 PM  
It's also classic walla material: "augula, arugula, arugula."

Or is that rhubarb?
 
2019-03-25 11:39:13 PM  
Arugula is like cilantro to others. I don't like it, it's too bitter for me.
 
2019-03-25 11:45:49 PM  
Every time I hear the word arugula, I think of an old-timey car horn. Ahooogah

Ahooga horn
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2019-03-26 12:13:12 AM  
If you want to read about the deep, abject stupidity of American politics, this is your article.
 
2019-03-26 12:15:44 AM  
Grilled cheese sandwich using both fontina and gruyere, some arugula, prosciutto, and a couple of cold slices of tomato.
 
2019-03-26 12:15:45 AM  
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2019-03-26 12:18:34 AM  
Just eat spinach. Olive oil, parmesan cheese and sunflower seeds. No need for anything else. Kale is horrid, btw.
 
2019-03-26 12:29:08 AM  
Sautee arugula with garlic butter, a bit of sherry vinegar and top sliders with it (with a really sharp cheddar or bleu cheese)
 
2019-03-26 12:30:17 AM  

zeroflight222: Grilled cheese sandwich using both fontina and gruyere, some arugula, prosciutto, and a couple of cold slices of tomato.


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If you do that pumkinhead will come and claim vengeance
 
2019-03-26 01:17:06 AM  
Maybe it's unique to socialist hellholes like Seattle, but I don't feel like arugula is that hard to find here. And it's delicious on pizza or as a salad with balsamic.
 
2019-03-26 01:36:11 AM  
When I hit the salad bar at fancy hippie grocery stores for lunch, and I do that often, if there's arugula then I'm hitting that shiat and hitting it hard. I LOVE it.
 
2019-03-26 02:19:39 AM  
Not a fan of many leafy greens, but I absolutely love me some arugula.

A local pasta/pizza joint near me makes a "pizza" that really works because of the arugula. They take a pizza dough base and cut a hole in the middle. They bake that and then top it with arugula, prosciutto, olive oil and pepper.  Then they dump a mound of gnocchi in gorgonzola cream sauce in the middle (where the hole is). It's a kind of rip and dip: part pizza, part pasta, all delicious.  And the arugula is what seems to tie the whole thing together. It's pure magic.
 
2019-03-26 03:40:56 AM  
Rocket rules! Half and half with lettuce in a salad, it adds the flavour that lettuce lacks.
 
2019-03-26 03:43:15 AM  

kyuzokai: Not a fan of many leafy greens, but I absolutely love me some arugula.

A local pasta/pizza joint near me makes a "pizza" that really works because of the arugula. They take a pizza dough base and cut a hole in the middle. They bake that and then top it with arugula, prosciutto, olive oil and pepper.  Then they dump a mound of gnocchi in gorgonzola cream sauce in the middle (where the hole is). It's a kind of rip and dip: part pizza, part pasta, all delicious.  And the arugula is what seems to tie the whole thing together. It's pure magic.


Ctrl-a, ctrl-c, start word, ctrl-v, saveas "kyuzokai pizza heaven.doc"

Thanks. That's going to be my next friday night special.
 
2019-03-26 04:14:17 AM  

ol' gormsby: kyuzokai: Not a fan of many leafy greens, but I absolutely love me some arugula.

A local pasta/pizza joint near me makes a "pizza" that really works because of the arugula. They take a pizza dough base and cut a hole in the middle. They bake that and then top it with arugula, prosciutto, olive oil and pepper.  Then they dump a mound of gnocchi in gorgonzola cream sauce in the middle (where the hole is). It's a kind of rip and dip: part pizza, part pasta, all delicious.  And the arugula is what seems to tie the whole thing together. It's pure magic.

Ctrl-a, ctrl-c, start word, ctrl-v, saveas "kyuzokai pizza heaven.doc"

Thanks. That's going to be my next friday night special.


Cool  I forgot to mention they don't throw the hole away..They bake that too and put it as 4 quarters of extra bread to mop up everything at the end.
 
2019-03-26 04:45:55 AM  

Cervetus: Maybe it's unique to socialist hellholes like Seattle, but I don't feel like arugula is that hard to find here. And it's delicious on pizza or as a salad with balsamic.


Now I want Mioposto.
 
2019-03-26 04:47:29 AM  
I don't think that's it's as much roquette's bad press that has made it less popular than kale, I think it's kale's good press. Kale is currently only in competition with turmeric and Jesus Christ in things it can supposedly cure/heal. Plus hippies have been making it into smoothied and chips for ages and it grows like a weed (actually weed is much harder to grow, kale is a one lvl pass dandelion in green thumb ability).

And, while kale taste exactly like giving Swamp Thing a rimjob, for some reason a lot of people don't like roquette and I'm guessing they see no reason to each it as such, unlike kale which people will try anything to cover up the flavor for those amazing, absolutely real, totally not exaggerated health benifits.

/I kind of get it, my experiences with it have been mixed to the extent I often avoid it.
 
2019-03-26 08:36:11 AM  

hubiestubert: It also works nicely with tomatoes and mozzarella, for a slightly spicier version of caprese.


Spicier than basil?

Get out of here with that nonsense.
 
2019-03-26 08:37:09 AM  

zeroflight222: Grilled cheese sandwich using both fontina and gruyere, some arugula, prosciutto, and a couple of cold slices of tomato.


That's not a grilled cheese sandwich.
 
2019-03-26 08:40:07 AM  

tjsands1118: I don't think that's it's as much roquette's bad press that has made it less popular than kale, I think it's kale's good press. Kale is currently only in competition with turmeric and Jesus Christ in things it can supposedly cure/heal. Plus hippies have been making it into smoothied and chips for ages and it grows like a weed (actually weed is much harder to grow, kale is a one lvl pass dandelion in green thumb ability).


I don't get why swiss chard isn't more popular. It's basically spinach with kale's hardiness. It resists both freezing and bolting. It's also pretty!

\The ease of growing kale is surpassed only by the ease of growing mint.
 
2019-03-26 10:04:26 AM  

This text is now purple: hubiestubert: It also works nicely with tomatoes and mozzarella, for a slightly spicier version of caprese.

Spicier than basil?

Get out of here with that nonsense.


You're getting farked up basil
 
2019-03-26 10:34:07 AM  

chitownmike: This text is now purple: hubiestubert: It also works nicely with tomatoes and mozzarella, for a slightly spicier version of caprese.

Spicier than basil?

Get out of here with that nonsense.

You're getting farked up basil


Yeah, arugula is spicier, in the "peppery" sense.
 
2019-03-26 11:04:36 AM  
I thought arugula was that thing that hangs down in the back of your throat.
 
2019-03-26 11:23:58 AM  
Arugula is gross. Eat it if you want, I'm gonna decline. (shrug)
 
2019-03-26 11:47:48 AM  
Fresh arugula on top of a hot pizza or beneath a steak... perfection!
 
2019-03-26 12:49:19 PM  
I don't need more foods to throw out
 
2019-03-26 01:03:33 PM  

tjsands1118: I don't think that's it's as much roquette's bad press that has made it less popular than kale, I think it's kale's good press. Kale is currently only in competition with turmeric and Jesus Christ in things it can supposedly cure/heal. Plus hippies have been making it into smoothied and chips for ages and it grows like a weed (actually weed is much harder to grow, kale is a one lvl pass dandelion in green thumb ability).

And, while kale taste exactly like giving Swamp Thing a rimjob, for some reason a lot of people don't like roquette and I'm guessing they see no reason to each it as such, unlike kale which people will try anything to cover up the flavor for those amazing, absolutely real, totally not exaggerated health benifits.

/I kind of get it, my experiences with it have been mixed to the extent I often avoid it.


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2019-03-26 01:28:20 PM  
Old trend less popular than new trend. News at 11.

I stopped at the part where the author blamed the popularily of wedge salads on "Millennial irony." If you can't get over the fact that the peasants actually prefer iceburg lettuce over bitter rubbery green leaf of the week, you have no business writing about food.
 
2019-03-26 02:58:02 PM  

ocelot: I thought arugula was that thing that hangs down in the back of your throat.


That's a vuvuzela.
 
Ant
2019-03-26 03:18:39 PM  
I think I heard somewhere that you can't be a real American if you eat arugula
 
2019-03-26 03:37:26 PM  

Dr.Fey: Simple fix.  Just (re)introduce it as "rocket."


"What the fark is rocket?"

-- C. Charles
 
2019-03-26 04:51:06 PM  
It's a vegetable....

/Nice to see a "My Blue Heaven" reference.
 
2019-03-26 06:04:13 PM  
Arugula is one of the nicer greens. Every now and then a UK or other non-USA FARKer will mention rocket and I forget what it is and then realize it's arugula and it's fantastic. I love chard as well. Plants that taste good need to be promoted in the public mindspace.

I don't care for kale. I'm not part of the kale-hate-train, but given options I'll choose almost anything else.
 
2019-03-26 06:15:26 PM  
I love arugula.
 
2019-03-26 06:21:22 PM  
My Blue Heaven - Arugula, it's a vegetable
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2019-03-26 06:47:23 PM  
Goes perfectly with lox or whitefish salad.

Also, Blaze Pizza offers it as a finish, so it can't be that obscure.
 
2019-03-27 03:29:06 PM  

zeroflight222: Grilled cheese sandwich using both fontina and gruyere, some arugula, prosciutto, and a couple of cold slices of tomato.


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