Ramps, which are also called wild leeks, are native to North America. They are a type of onion; the bulb looks like a scallion but the plant also has big flat leaves. This plant grows from Canada to South Carolina and they are a spring delicacy in some places. So what exactly does it taste like? You can compare the flavor to a cross between garlic and onion. The plant can be difficult to get and they only have a two or three week window of availability.
Swoon Kitchenbar, owned and operated by Jeff and Nina Gimmel, (partner Jerry Gimmel’s son and daughter-in-law) are proud sponsors and participants of this annual event and will be one of several local restaurants showcasing original dishes using this unique vegetable.
And what better a way to gather them? Using GWEBL bags of course!