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02-Dec-2013

Start of the kale season

When the temperatures drop and winter is knocking at the door, it signals the start of the kale season in Germany. Serving curly kale is a much-loved tradition in the north of Germany in particular. But before the vegetable is eaten, it is customary to go on a 'kale tour'. This walk through the frosty countryside adds to the anticipation of a shared feast of kale in a local inn. The kale is traditionally served with potatoes, smoked sausages, bacon and gammon chops.

Oldenburg, the self-proclaimed 'kale tour capital', is crazy about curly kale and has even set up a 'kale academy', which won the city third place in the 2012 German Tourism Award.