Friday, May 1, 2009

Ramps?

I had never even heard of these before I came across some pictures while browsing the IFA pool... which I would post, but killa cam apparently doesn't do the Creative Commons thing. You can check them out in the above link, however.

As someone who has only really tried to broaden his vegetable horizons in the last few years... and has zero gardening experience... it's not at all surprising when I run across a veg I've never heard of. Since farmer's markets are still a ways from starting up 'round here, I pretty quickly forgot about it until I noticed two posts about them on Bittman's blog which piqued my interest a little further.

I guess they're "wild leeks" that are found from South Carolina all the way up to Quebec, but mainly around the Appalachians. Since I really dig leeks, and ramps' taste is described "a combination of onions and strong garlic" I think I'm going to have to keep my eyes peeled.