napa cabbage

noun, often capitalized N
\ ˈna-pə- How to pronounce napa cabbage (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web That’s when many Korean-Americans including Maryland first lady Yumi Hogan make large batches, brining leaves of napa cabbage and other vegetables to last through the winter. Christina Tkacik,, "From Seoul to Ellicott City: Whether you buy it or make it, kimchi is a staple of Korean cuisine," 12 Apr. 2021 Perhaps my version today is also inspired by family hot pot meals, where chunks of napa cabbage and taro root were left to simmer in the bubbling pot while other delicacies were quickly dipped. Washington Post, "My family’s fragrant hongshao chicken stew delivers rich flavor and lovely memories," 9 Mar. 2021 However, the term is also applied to members of Brassica rapa, such napa cabbage, and can be used to encompass a wider range of cruciferous vegetables — including broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts and collard greens. Washington Post, "Cabbage is always there for you. Here’s how to give it the respect it deserves.," 19 Feb. 2021 Crisp, frilly mizuna tastes like a cross between napa cabbage and mustard greens and comes in a green or red variety. Maya Wong, Sunset Magazine, "27 Chicken Breast Recipes That Redeem the Whole Idea of Chicken Breast," 17 Mar. 2020 And like other cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower, napa cabbage contains compounds that may help reduce cancer risk. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Think spring with crisp and crunchy napa cabbage salad," 10 Jan. 2020 Seventy more days in the crock turns the napa cabbage into something altogether different. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Aging is a very good thing at Anju in Dupont Circle," 6 Sep. 2019 Bucking Western convention, the final savory course of Wagyu beef galbi is presented family-style: Diners pluck leaves of shiso, lettuce and other seasonal greens to build bites with napa cabbage and chive kimchi varieties. Soleil Ho,, "At Maum in Palo Alto, a tasting menu that celebrates Korean American classics," 8 Aug. 2019 Ten large aluminum bowls filled with napa cabbages flecked with red pepper rest on my grandmother’s kitchen floor. Lauren Kim, The Mercury News, "How kimchi expresses my grandma’s love," 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of napa cabbage

1979, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for napa cabbage

perhaps from Japanese dialect nappa greens

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20 Apr 2021

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“Napa cabbage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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