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Lidia Bastianich is an Emmy award-winning television host, best-selling cookbook author, and restaurateur. She has held true to her Italian roots and culture, which she proudly and warmly invites her fans to experience.
 
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Ramps
Ramps, sometimes called wild leeks, resemble a scallion but with broader leaves. They have a garlicky ...
 
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Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking
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March 16, 2014
Ramps

Ramps, sometimes called wild leeks, resemble a scallion but with broader leaves. They have a garlicky sweet flavor and are the sign that spring is finally here. When buying ramps, you should choose ramps that are firm with bright colored greens. Ramps can be used both raw and cooked. They are great in stuffing, risottos and pickled. You can store ramps by wrapping them tightly in plastic and refrigerate for up to 1 week.