So far as a ramps recipe goes, this is an easy one. The origins of this recipe are Italian, where they call this method agrodolce, or sweet-and-sour. You can do this to any sturdy vegetable, from ramp bulbs to pearl onions, small turnips, carrots, parsnips, and even things like cauliflower. It is a great accompaniment
Turkey tacos with turkey breast, roasted peppers and jack cheese on soft tortillas. Good luck this turkey season!
Trout with morels is a classic springtime combo; you can often find the two in the same trip! Simple, pan-fried trout with bacon, morels and onions.
A recipe for Scandinavian nettle soup; basically a nettle bisque. This recipe is based on Swedish nasselsoppa, and can be made with any vivid spring green.
When I had Chef April Bloomfield’s ricotta gnudi in New York at the James Beard Awards, and I had to recreate them, only with my own twist: A sauce of ramps and fresh porcini I found in the High Sierra.
Fiddleheads are in season in the East and Pacific Northwest, and these crunchy, pretty looking shoots are one of the hallmarks of springtime. They’re featured here in a simple Asian stir fry with wild boar backstrap.
When life gives you mushrooms, make tortellini out of them. I love these little packets of love, and making them with morels is especially lovely.
It should be obvious by now how much I love spring onions in all their forms. This light, lovely Italian rice dish highlights whatever wild or store-bought green onion you have on hand, spiked with fresh spring green herbs.