Thursday, April 12, 2012
Celebrate Ramp Month in Asheville, North Carolina
What Southerner doesn't love ramps? Basically a perennial wild onion with a strong garlic-like odor and a pronounced onion flavor, ramps, or spring onions to many, are found across the U.S and are quite popular in rural Southern cuisines. Especially in the the spring. And our friends at Early Girl Eatery in Asheville, North Carolina love them so much, that they've decided to have a celebration of ramps.
In conjunction with Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project's (ASAP) Get Local campaign, Early Girl Eatery has invited two Carolina James Beard Award winning chefs at a special In Celebration of Ramps event Sunday, April 22. Chef Robert Stehling of Hominy Grill in Charleston, South Carolina and Chef Andrea Reusing of Lantern in Chapel Hill, North Carolina will each prepare original recipes featuring the beloved spring vegetable. Both chefs will also talk about their love of ramps and Western North Carolina's local food movement.
Tickets are $75 and include wine and Hominy Grill's famous chocolate pudding for dessert (wine and chocolate pudding.....need we say more). All proceeds benefit ASAP and their Get Local campaign which highlights a local ingredient each month that reflects our region's seasonal harvest.