“Cook with ramps? Are you crazy? Cook with the God of All Vegetables whose coming is greeted every spring with hosannas and hymns? I wouldn’t dare to cook with the most holy of all vegetables. I have a shrine to ramps and I pray to them three times a day and you want me to lay hands on them and COOK them? Ramps are for worship, not for dinner.”
–Amanda Cohen, responding to a Gothamist reporter’s inquiry about any ramp recipes she might want to share. So that’s one chef who won’t be attending Ramp Fest.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 8, 2011