The word "cabbage" comes from caboche, a French slang word for "head." Choose a cabbage that's heavy for its size with crisp, firmly packed leaves.
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable; it contains antioxidants which may reduce the risk of some cancers.
Sweet potatoes are one of the best sources of vitamin A.
Dutch ovens are used for steaming and braising. These pots are of Pennsylvania Dutch heritage from the 1700s.