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In Search of Ramps

June 11, 2013

Apoligies as usual for the radio silence. We’ve got some fun things brewing over at Casa Bueno – but despite the relative quitness here, we are still cooking in full force!

In the meantime, check out my recent article in the Tennessean on the beautiful, fragrant, foragers favorite – the ramp!

ramps

Allium tricoccum. The wild leek. The ramp. Trendy restaurants love it, dedicated connoisseurs know all the right places to forage for it, and there are even festivals in its honor.

Ramps are wild onions that grow from the areas surrounding the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee to as far north as Canada and, along with the venerable asparagus, are one of nature’s first edible proofs that spring has arrived. They look much like a green onion, albeit with slightly wider leaves, and taste like the perfect marriage of garlic and onion.

For the rest of the article, and a delicious risotto recipe click here!

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  1. June 25, 2013 5:46 pm

    Thanks so much for coming out to join the Styling workshop last Saturday. I have fun and hope you did as well. I am so happy to know about another good Nashville blog that I can follow. Again thanks…..and aren’t Ramps just the greatest…a short, but sweet crop!

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