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Quick Pickled Ramps with Coriander and Chili Flakes

Ramps are wild leeks that end up tasting like an earthy cross between green onions and garlic. They make an excellent pickle. This particular combination of pickling spices was heavily influenced by the basic pickling brine recipe in The Wild Table, an excellent book on foraged foods by Connie Green and Sarah Scott. You can pickle the ramp greens as well as the bases, but the greens do not hold up as well and are better kept for sauteeing fresh. More

Ramp Gibson

A little bit of pickled ramp brine brings an earthy, slightly sweet onion flavor to this classic cocktail. Make sure to use a fresh bottle of vermouth, and store your vermouth in the fridge for no more than a month. More

Cook the Book: Piedmontese Roast Beef with Pickled Ramp Aïoli

When asked for a sandwich-y contribution to The Big New York Sandwich Book, Gramercy Tavern chef Michael Anthony chose one that incorporated classic Gramercy Greenmarket ingredients, a Piedmontese Roast Beef with Pickled Ramp Aïoli served on focaccia. This a sandwich for those who had the good sense to preserve early spring ramps for year-round enjoyment. (And even if you didn't, there are still ways to cheat it.) More

Pickled Ramps

Need another way to preserve your ramps aside from encasing them in logs of butter? Follow this recipe for pickled ramps and you'll end up with sweet-and-sour ramps that will extend ramps season a few extra weeks, or even months.... More

Ramp Compound Butter

Ramps are only in season for about a month or two, but there are a few ways to preserve them so you can enjoy their flavor all year long. My favorite long-term preservation technique is making ramp compound butter and storing it in the freezer. More

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