Tag: food stories

Would You Eat a Gooseberry?

How the kiwi got its name

  Kiwifruit are adorable. And like avocados, Kiwifruit have a secret past. Kiwifruit isn’t even its real name. The original name was Chinese gooseberry. It came from China, not New Zealand. If Kiwifruit were still known as Chinese gooseberries they would have remained an odd, fuzzy afterthought, a garnish that few people knew, then alone… Read more »

The Tale of Kale

The secret origin history of kale that has driven the superfood vegetable to the top on futurefood.fm

  Once upon a time in America kale was maligned, confined to a cameo role as a garnish. It lined the displays of fast-food salad bars. It was mocked as inedible, a punch line at parties. It has taken decades, but it is a superstar vegetable now, seizing the center of the plate in fancy… Read more »