Upstate New York natives know what we mean when we say 'Utica Greens.' The sauteed escarole with pork, garlic, peppers and cheese.  Ever wonder how it's made?  We found a great video that takes you step by step through the process.

Once you've got the basics down, then you can start getting creative with your greens.

Add eggs and potatoes in the morning and you've got giambotte. Or add beans for a filling main dish.

The chef here is Claudia Lamascolo.  She's an upstate native who blogs recipes at What's Cooking Italian Cuisine.