By Jonathan Gold
4:26 PM CDT, October 23, 2012
Does kale cure cancer? Will it make your teeth whiter and brighter? Has it publicly canoodled with Pippa Middleton, Khloe Kardashian or J.K. Rowling? Not that we know of, no. But kale is this year's glamorous “it” vegetable, served at all the best restaurants, as beloved in smoothies as it is in a vegan gratin. It seems like just yesterday that kale was an ornamental garden border that even hungry rabbits wouldn't touch. Just look at it now.