spinach- do you like this vegetable?

Poland
April 25, 2008 2:11pm CST
I love spinach!!! This is my favorite vegetable, i just cant understound why much people don't enjoy it :) How it's about you? Do you like spinach? and in which dishes do you prefer spinach?
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• United States
25 Apr 08
Now i have never really eaten Spinach by itsef before just plain. Although i have eaten Spinach Pizza. And it was oh so so very good. I loved it. Everybody was like UGGGHHHHHHH of all the pizza at the buffet my friends and family could not believe that i chose that kin to eat. But i love Veggies, and i prefer it on my pizza to tell you the truth. I Spinach is so so very good for you and the taste is not bad at all. I love it. Like you, i have no idea why so many people dont like it.
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@issacc20 (41)
• Poland
25 Apr 08
Well to be honest with you I don't like spinach in its basic form. However I simply love Cannelloni with spinach. It tastes so good. I learned how to cook it and I eat Cannelloni once a week now:)
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
29 Apr 08
I went to Worlds Healthiest Food website. They clam that spinach went from Persia (Iran) to china in the 7 century and on thespian in the 11 century. For a while spinach was known as "the Spanish vegetable" in England. In fact Spinach was the favorite vegetable of Catherine de Medici, a historical figure in the 16th century. When she left her home of Florence, Italy, to marry the king of France, she brought along her own cooks, who could prepare spinach the ways that she especially liked. Since this time, dishes prepared on a bed of spinach are referred to as "a la Florentine." Though Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, vitamin C, vitamin B2, calcium, potassium, and vitamin B6. It also can cause some real problems for some people. I enjoy learning the history of different foods. My family loves spinach. We add lemon pepper and or vinegar after it is cooked. I also like to add it to salads.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
29 Apr 08
that is interesting, dee! I guess I thought it was European with such lovely flavors imparted by Florentine recipes. I grew up eating greens (spinach, beets, mustard, etc) with vinegar - but as an adult a neighbor served it with soy sauce on instead and it really did impart a wonderful flavor... guess that takes it back towards the chinese influence, eh?
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
29 Apr 08
Soy sauce does sound interesting. It might have come at a later time though.
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
25 Apr 08
My fave spinach dish is Italian Wedding soup with extra spinach
26 Apr 08
Here is a useless fact: Spinach is belived to have been introduced in Europe in the 15 centry and has been commonly used in the states since the 19 century. My favourite Spinach dish is Spinach and potato gratin
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
29 Apr 08
I do very much like spinach... but truly only if it is fresh. I do not care much at all for canned spinach, but will eat it if served. I like fresh spinach in recipes or raw in a salad or on a sandwich. I think spinach goes very well with chicken dishes, and swiss or feta cheese!
@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
25 Apr 08
hi there. I love spinach too. It tastes great with garlic. I love it as a single dish or as a component of a dish. I think people who don't like spinach are usually children hehe. I think this green pulp is yummy and I have heard that it is healthy too. have a nice day, jazgottt.