It's Time to Welcome Romaine Back into Your Life
We know what you’re thinking; the word “Romaine” has had a tricky amount of pressure added to it this year. However, according to our Procurement team, supplies are on the higher side with good signs coming from both demand and quality!
If you ate a salad in the past 20 years, chances are you had a tiny voice in the back of your head that told you to choose a dark leafy green.
While spring mix, spinach, and kale are often hailed as the salad bar's nutritional powerhouses, the truth is that Romaine is, as far as vitamins and minerals and all that good stuff is concerned, actually very comparable (and in some ways better) to its "superstar superfood" cousins. Plus, that crunch just can’t be beaten.
Once you welcome Romaine back into your life, you'll open the door to some of my all-time favorite dishes that just wouldn't be the same without it. Try a crisp, satisfying Romaine crunch on a BLT salad. And there's the almost meaty char that develops when you throw fat wedges of romaine on the grill.
Romaine is also a perfect vessel for kung pao chicken lettuce cups and bun-less burgers. And romaine lettuce magic doesn’t stop at solid foods. Throw handfuls of it into smoothies and boost up your vitamin and mineral content!
About the Chef
Stephanie Goldfarb is a Chicago-based chef and national food television personality specializing in seasonal, globally-inspired cuisine. Recognized as the winner of Food Network’s America’s Best Cook competition, and a celebrity chef on Kitchen Inferno and NBC’s Food Fighters, Goldfarb delivers unique and relatable culinary experiences to discriminating and casual diners alike. As the owner of the successful Seven Species Supper Club & Catering, she enjoys the challenge of building brand new menus each month that inspire both repeat clients and newcomers, and seeks opportunities to utilize new ingredients, techniques, and approaches in accessible ways.