Stage 1 - 3 min.
Place cabbage in front of you, then cut off and discard stalk end.
Stage 2 - 5 min.
Remove any discoloured or wilted leaves and discard.
Stand cabbage on its base, then cut in two vertically.
Stage 3 - 2 min.
Cut each half in two again.
You will notice that there is a white hard stalk inside, not good to eat.
Stage 4 - 3 min.
Cut out and discard these hard stalk sections.
Stage 5 - 2 min.
Then separate each ¼ into individual leaves.
If there are any hard central veins, cut out and discard.
Stage 7 - 5 min.
Do this until reaching cabbage heart that you can leave as it is, keeping only the very best of the cabbage.
Wash and drain leaves in cold water with 1 tablespoon white (spirit) vinegar added.
Stage 8 - 10 min.
Make a pile of leaves and chop to make julienne
while holding together firmly.
Do this for all the other leaves.
Your cabbage is ready to use as raw.
Stage 10 - 3 min.
For cooked cabbage, make boil a big pan of salted water (1 tbsp rough salt by litre of water), and put cabbage in.
Stage 11 - 5 min.
When water boil again, put cabbage in cold water to stop cooking.
Stage 12 - 5 min.
Leave cabbage to cool, then drain carefully and leave on a linen tea-towel or absorbent paper.
Note: The best way to drain cooked cabbage is in a salad spinner