Monday, May 10, 2010

Wild Ramps Pesto


Wild Ramp Pesto from Food52 on Vimeo.

Ramps are eagerly awaited as an harbinger of spring. Wild Garlic, aka Ramps, are in season in the Northern Hemisphere and food bloggers all over North America are posting recipes showing people how to use them in their own cooking. Part of the appeal is that they are easily found in the wild, if you know what to look for.

Koreans have been using wild garlic aka san-maneul (샌마늘) in their cuisine for hundreds, even thousands of years.  They make a good addition to kimchi, korean pancakes, and salads.

Foraging for edible herbs in the forests and mountain areas has become a pastime for many Americans as well. There's even a YouTube channel dedicated to the topic called Eat The Weeds if you want to learn how to find these herbal gems for your own kitchen. The recipe in the video is a good place to start to introduce this vegetable into your diet. Ramp pesto is a safe recipe to begin introducing this simple herb to your family's palate.

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