Kudzu – The New Kale? 

Posted: 6:07 am Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

By Ann Kelly

Is kudzu about to show up on your plate? Well, not right away. But it turns out that incredibly invasive vine is actually edible. IF you know what you’re doing with it. Don’t you love that. Only certain parts are edible like the leaves, roots, flowers and vine tips. But how comfortable would you be bringing it into your kitchen? There are a few chefs and foragers experimenting with it, and there’s one website called Carolina Kudzu Crazy that comes complete with recipes. But those recipes come complete with warnings so you might want to leave this to the pros. What’s the wildest weed that’s ever found its way onto your plate? Tell me all about it at ann.kelly@wduv.com. Pictures are always welcome.