Monday, April 4, 2011

Tastes of Spring

"Meet the elusive ramp: a beautifully wispy distant cousin to
the onion. Ramps appear briefly- for only about six weeks- in farmers'
markets before vanishing for another year. Don't be deceived by their
delicate, lily-like leaves: These alliums pack a pungent, garlicky bite
balanced by a faint whiff of musk. Edible from end to end, a few go a
long way. They're worth hunting down and then pairing with other peak
ingredients like grassy asparagus, nutty morel mushrooms, and tiny new
potatoes for the first feasts of the season."

-Cooking Light Magazine April 2011