Chard is a green leafy vegetable with an earthy and mildly bitter taste when eaten raw. However, after cooking, their flavour is more mild and sweet and their texture more tender. To use, separate the leaves and stalks (but don’t throw these out!). Simply sauté the stalks first with garlic and spices, then add the leaves. The leaves and stalks can also be blanched and added to frittata, pie fillings, galette or curry.  Raw chopped chard can be added to stir fries, stews or soups.