Spring Cabbage

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Real Irish Food

By David Bowers

Published 2014

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As I have mentioned elsewhere, in Ireland the cabbage we eat so much of is not the greeny-white heads of tightly packed cabbage found in America. Instead, our typical cabbage is early-season spring cabbage: big, long, loose bunches of heavy, dark-green leaves. York cabbage is a popular variety of spring cabbage, and while you will see cabbage in Irish markets throughout the year, the best, freshest, sweetest bunches appear in the early spring. I’ve never come across Irish spring cabbage in