I love all kinds of kale. The article from The Washington Post mentions black kale (aka - dino, Tuscan kale) as a nice choice but I suspect curly blue-green Scotch kale would be fine as well. Oh, did I mention how incredibly nutritious & economical kale is? Or how unbelievably easy kale is to grow in anyone's garden.... even in the winter? More about kale - www.motherearthnews.com/Organic-Gardening/2003-08-01/The-Best-Kales.aspx Article mentioned the recipe was adapted from Northern Virginia cooking instructor Robyn Webb.