Pickling is a great way to preserve ramps, the wild spring onions that overflow at the market for a few weeks each spring. Their garlicky flavor combined with a vinegar kick adds a bright punch to all sorts of dishes.
So many discard the roots of wild leeks. They are an amazing addition to delicate salads, sashimi and more. In my opinion, they are the best part of the leek (so good that this is generally my gift to chef friends). Sustainable leeks are key. :)
With the first asparagus, ramps and wild mushrooms available at the market, spring has definitely arrived! I am combining the first vegetables of the season with rabbit and bacon to create a light, bottomless bouchée.