The New York Times Travel Magazine published yesterday an all-Latin American edition of their Travel Magazine. Included in the issue was a very interesting and informative article by Seth Kugel on travel to the historic mining towns of the the Brazilian state called Minas Gerais (English: General Mines). I've travelled to many of the places mentioned in the article, and towns like Ouro Preto and Tiradentes are colonial gems - baroque art and architecture in a stunning mountain landscape. The complete article can be found by clicking here.
One of the most well-known and well-loved dishes from this state is Kale Mineira (Portuguese: couve mineira). Mineira means "in the style of Minas Gerais" A recipe follows, in the next post.