Kale, Glorious Kale

By Catherine Walthers

Photography by Alison Shaw
Countryman Press
Paperback, 224 Pages
  • 16.95, Personalized by Author (U.S. shipping only)

Kale is a superstar even among superfoods, one of the most nutritious veggies you can eat. Packed with vitamins and antioxidants, it also boasts anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties, provides cardiovascular and digestive system support, helps keep our eyes and bones healthy, and plays an important role in the body’s detoxification processes.

Happily, kale also tastes great, especially when it’s part of the delicious and inventive recipes in Kale, Glorious Kale, the latest book from bestselling cookbook author Catherine Walthers.

Whether you enjoy kale raw or cooked, sautéed or grilled, massaged for a salad or baked into chips, you’ll quickly find that it is amazingly versatile, easy to cook with, and pairs beautifully with many other ingredients and flavors.

Now, with the guidance of Catherine Walthers, author of Greens, Glorious Greens, and the stunning photography of Alison Shaw, everyone can explore the multitude of ways to make delectable and satisfying meals featuring kale. With recipes like Baked Eggs Over Kale; Kale Granola; Rustic Kale and Goat Cheese Tart; Penne with Kale, Sausage, and Mushrooms; Chicken Braised with Kale and Cider; even Kale Margaritas and Kale, Pumpkin Seed and Bacon Brittle, Kale, Glorious Kale is your complete guide to cooking with this greatest of green vegetables.

Published Reviews

“Martha’s Vineyard-based Catherine Walthers has written a definitive and fun book about kale. You’ll learn how to discern the difference between the crinkly, to the curly, to the downright “frilly,” and which kind of kale works best for which recipe preparations. The first section of the book is a sort of kale user’s manual—tips for shopping, prep, and cooking, and kale fun facts. And there are the recipes. Lots of them. From kale margaritas to kale latkes, kale pizzas, main dishes, soups and salads. This is a book to make you joyful that there is so much kale in your world.”
Louisa Kasdon, Edible Boston

“When I got my hands on my friend Cathy Walther’s new kale cookbook; Kale, Glorious Kale,  I was in heaven. Right there on page four was this beautiful photo of nine different kinds of kale. Throughout Kale, Glorious, Kale, Cathy goes on to feed my curiosity with flavor-pairing charts, technique tips, growing tips, and fun kale anecdotes, many appearing as “The Kale Chronicles” throughout the recipe chapters. I am excited about all the delicious ways to cook it that Cathy offers in her new book. I’ve already made Kale Granola, and it rocks.”
Susie Middleton, Cookbook author, SixBurnerSue.com

“This is a great book for anyone who loves kale, isn’t sure they like kale, or even for those who haven’t tried kale yet. It’s well-written, clear and full of information about this mega super food. The recipes are very approachable and offer lots of new and inventive ways to incorporate kale in your diet, whether you already do or not.”
Karen Covey, Publisher and cookbook author, Thecoastaltable.com

“Cathy Walthers will win over health food enthusiasts and foodists alike with her latest cookbook, Kale, Glorious Kale. This leafy green is creatively featured in everything from sweet breakfasts (Kale Granola) to savory main courses (Kale Cioppino) to craft cocktails (Kale Marys) and more. For anyone who wants a more nutritional bang for their buck without skimping on taste, Walthers’ cookbook is a clear winner and a glorious addition to any kitchen’s library.”
Deneen McQueen, Owner of Whole Soul Wellness heath coaching in Hingham, Edible South Shore

“This fall, it’s courtesy of Cathy Walthers and her eye-popping new cookbook, Kale, Glorious Kale, a contemporary version of her classic Greens, Glorious Greens.  Loaded with brilliant ways to grow, buy, cook and eat the buzziest superfood around, the book has been making the rounds in our office as we chomp our way through the dozens of delicious recipes.”
-Protip.com, Inside Food News


Bookstore Tour

“Thanks so much for coming on Saturday. Everyone had such a good time! Kale was the topic of conversation at lunch today…..Fran said she made the roasted potato and kale recipe to go along with steaks on the grill Sunday night. It was a big hit with her family. I made a salad for my lunch yesterday with some of the “massaged” kale that I took home and it was delicious.”

-Elizabeth Merritt, Titcomb’s Bookshop, East Sandwich

“Kale, Glorious Kale” is Walthers’ fourth cookbook and is full of creative recipes, enticing photos and even short narratives (“The Kale Chronicles”) about her own experiences cooking with this superfood. Informative and fun, Cathy Walthers’ kale talk had the whole second floor of Titcomb’s Bookshop laughing and applauding.”
-Christine O’Neill, The Barnstable Patriot, Hyannis


Reader Reviews

“Once again Cathy has given us a super accessible cookbook with well written, uncomplicated recipes. I love kale and I love the variety of ways it can be prepared using this book. Killer recipes are the Black Beans and Kale with a Fried Egg; Baked Eggs, Kale and Feta; and the Mediterranean Dinner Salad with Seared Tuna. I love Cathy’s books and I love this one too.”
Stephanie M.

“ Thank you for the wheat berry/ kale recipe. I made it for a friend’s retirement party last night…it was the hit of the menu and we sang your praises.”
June Miller

“Just wanted to say how much I love the recipes in your kale cookbook ….I knew kale was good for me but didn’t like it until you showed us the massage technique. My teenage son and I now have kale smoothies regularly. I have made the kale farro salad twice now. I think I have had something “kaley” almost every day since your class!”
Lynda Dugas

“I did as you suggested and started with the kale, raisins and pine nuts and since then, have made the granola, kale with mushrooms and last night, the butternut squash, corn and kale (YUM!).”
–  Theresa Levinson

“I can’t remember if I told you how much of a hit your maple-sesame kale chips are. I made them for the Super Bowl and then for my coworkers and everyone raved about them!”
Nicki Miller