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Deborah Madison's Spring Garden Hodgepodge of Radishes, Leeks, and Peas Depending ...

You gotta love a cookbook author bold enough to use the words "hodgepodge" and "depending" in the same recipe title. Yet as Deborah Madison explains in her new book, Vegetable Literacy, "Depending is the operative word when there is a garden or good farmers' market." Indeed, when shopping seasonally, you'll never really know what'll look good until you see it. So, go ahead, embrace the hodgepodge of spring vegetables, and adapt Madison's gentle cooking technique and emphatic use of excellent butter to suit your spring haul. More

Fermented Radish Slices

Fermented radishes are crisp, tangy and require just salt, water and sliced radishes to make. Beneficial bacteria transform the sugars and starches in the veg into tart lactic acid, creating a pickle that tastes good and is good for your digestion to boot. More

In Season: Radishes

You may be accustomed to red radishes, but at some farmers' markets, you'll see white, purple, pink, and even black in addition to the red ones. Once they are dug up, these root vegetables are perfect for adding a peppery bite to a salad, fancying up your bread and butter, or even roasting. More

Radish and Yogurt Chutney

This Radish and Yogurt Chutney from Anjum Anand's Anjum's New Indian takes all of the elements of a classic raita and adds shredded radishes in place of cucumber. The sauce has the same clean, cool flavor, but the radish adds a great pepperiness and lovely fuchsia tone. Adding a bit of chopped green chile is optional, but the spiciness compliments the cool radish raita beautifully. More

Dinner Tonight: Huaraches with Black Beans and Radish

Huaraches are flattened ovals of masa that get their name from the Mexican sandal. They are kind of like larger sopes without sides, and can be topped with just about anything. The first ones I encountered were straight-off-the-griddle from a cart in Parque El Llano in Oaxaca, Mexico. The tender huaraches were slightly blackened from the griddle, just like my favorite pizzas, and topped with a fiery salsa balanced by tender mushrooms and cream. I've been dreaming of them lately, so I really couldn't pass up this version of the dish from Rick Bayless's newest cookbook. More

In Season: Radishes

Radishes are available in many varieties and colors, but perhaps the most iconic radish is the Cherry Belle, with a snappy fuchsia hide and crisp white interior. With their short cultivation time, they're a quickly gratifying addition to a summer garden. Once dug up and washed, their bright colors make for a dramatic, peppery addition to a salad. More

Sunday Brunch: 'Fromage Blanc' with Spring Onion

Smooth, creamy, pungent fromage blanc with spring onion stands up to those peppery little radishes you couldn't resist at the market. With bread and crudités, this creamy treat will give your guests something to nibble while you finish cooking. The same platter on its own could be a simple meal celebrating radishes—especially if you put out good butter and salt for people who enjoy them that way. More

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