Blue oyster mushrooms from the Clark Park Farmers Market in Philadelphia, April 13, 2013, photographed on a Revolutionary War-era farm at Washington Crossing Historic Park in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Since moving to Pittsburgh from San Diego, Trevett Hooper has developed close relationships with local producers ranging from old Amish farmers to urban gardeners scattered throughout the city. They supply his acclaimed restaurant, Legume Bistro, with a succession of seasonal specialties from whey-fed pigs to hakurei turnips to over-wintered root crops.
Rhubarb is here, and Seasonal Chef’s rhubarb recipe page offers an array of ideas for what to do with it, including rhubarb-strawberry compote and rhubarb muffins and ice pops.
As Seasonal Chef’s asparagus recipe list attests, this ancient gourmet vegetable, yet another harbinger of spring, is good in dips, fritatas, soups and salads.