Ramps! Ramps! Ramps!


I think you all may know by now that I don’t happen to be a big fan of ramps. (Though a ramp crostini I had for lunch at Burrata in Eastchester may have just made me a convert.)

To me, this wild allium that taste like a cross between a scallion, garlic and leek is just not that exciting, even if it’s the first local vegetable to show up in our northern climes. But in the past week, it’s become pretty obvious I’m in the minority! A number of posts on Small Bites are celebrating the ramp: a few of a our bloggers went foraging, our Seasonal Chef dedicated her column to some great recipes, and a local chef even has tips on how to forage.

So here’s a collection of blog posts, videos and recipes, all about the ramp.

In “Ramps: Truly the Harbinger of Spring,” our Seasonal Chef columnist writes all about ramps, with links to lots of great recipes, including:

Pickled Ramps Recipe by our Seasonal Chef.

Ramp Pesto Pasta with Charred Tomatoes by our Seasonal Chef.\

Our bloggers go hunting (and provide recipes for Ramp Pesto, Sauteed Ramps and Pickled Ramps) in When Bloggers Go Foraging, It’s Ramp and Roll, Baby!

And on that trip, chef Jonathan Pratt demonstrates how to dig ramps in this video: Jonathan Pratt Foraging For Ramps


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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