VTintern and vlogger Anthony Howard heads out to the farmers' market to get some tips from growers and market goers. For more on leeks, check out Peak Seaon: "Leeks" in the March 2011 issue of Vegetarian Times.
To paraphrase a popular weekly: Food editors! They’re just like us! And contrary to what you might think we (well, I) haven’t eaten everywhere, tasted everything, or cooked out of every cookbook on the market. Case in point: Romanesco broccoli.
When I was growing up in Virginia, kale was kale. It was different from collards, mustards, and turnip salad (what my family calls turnip greens). There was only one variety of curly-leafed kale, which you boiled for a long, long time.
I recently heard a farmers’ market grower on the radio refer to spring as the “leafy vegetable season,” citing spinach—not kale, chard, or another trendier green—as one of the best veggies to buy right now. I’m not talking about baby spinach, which is common as grass these days.