Friday, May 3, 2013

ramps, schmamps...go pick some wild garlic

I'm starting something new and you're the first to know:  I hereby resolve to produce one video per week.  (I usually work well under pressure...we'll see how it goes.)

Here's a short video on foraging for wild garlic.  I know ramps are all the rage, but they're also endangered and often over harvested, while wild garlic (aka field garlic, aka Allium vineale) is considered an unwelcome weed by most.  As far as I'm concerned, its taste equals or surpasses that of ramps, and wild garlic is plentiful and free for the taking.

I'm a novice; please be kind.

7 Comments:

At May 4, 2013 at 4:58 AM , Blogger alessaundra suvet said...

The new Ellen Show, coming soon ...

 
At May 4, 2013 at 9:18 AM , Anonymous Leda Meredith said...

Excellent! I just used wild garlic in a pesto. Looking forward to more of your videos!

 
At May 4, 2013 at 11:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Ellen: Great Video! Do you also dehydrate the green stem? I'm reading your new book. The pictures are a great resource. Marion

 
At May 4, 2013 at 1:24 PM , Blogger Zoe Tilley Poster said...

That was beyond novice, Ellen - what a great video! I'm going to go out and see if the wild oniony things we've been cutting like chives are really wild garlic. I haven't used the bulbs yet but will dig some up now.

 
At May 4, 2013 at 5:03 PM , Blogger Ellen Zachos said...

Hi Marion, I tried dehydrating the stem once but didn't feel that it kept much flavor. I didn't think it wast worth doing again.

 
At May 4, 2013 at 5:09 PM , Blogger Ellen Zachos said...

Zoe, I bet you'll find a ton on your new land!

 
At May 6, 2013 at 2:38 PM , Anonymous Mark said...

Eleni,
This is excellent! It really works and you, of course, are a natural. But next time you wear camo, I'm gonna want to see you shoot something.

More in the works?

 

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