it’s that time of year when the new greens are appearing at the market - chicory, radicchio, watercress, curly kale, chards, sprouting broccoli, cima di rape, cavolo nero and the wonderful savoy cabbage.
i think last year was probably one of the first years when i really made the effort to use these greens and savoy was my starting point. it’s also been my starting point for the season this year.
with smokey pancetta and a little butter, it’s a perfect accompaniment to any meal where richness is being provided elsewhere and you want the fresh green taste of balancing flavours. macaroni cheese would be my perfect partner.