Spring is the prime time for many prized, ultra-seasonal herbs, vegetables and legumes. Before you head out to the Greenmarket, let us prep you on how to buy and cook these obsessed-over items.
For children, dandelions are good for one thing: making wishes by blowing off the fluffy white tufts. For adults, dandelions are good for something much more practical: eating—especially before they flower, when the young leaves are perfectly tender.
Where: Dandelion greens can be found almost anywhere, but it’s best to get them from a trusted farmer rather than a yard or roadside knoll where someone may have sprayed chemicals, pesticides or herbicides. They are available across the country.