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June 19, 2006
Wild Alaskan King Salmon

This time of year, of course, there is no richer, fattier, tastier delicacy than wild salmon from out West, the Alaskan king, a.k.a. Chinook, in particular.

June 12, 2006
Bloomsday Cheese

Attention, fromage-loving Joycean scholars: Cato Corner Farm’s Bloomsday cheese aged one year will arrive on schedule next week at Greenmarket.

June 5, 2006
Sorrel

Sorrel, the arrowhead-shaped herb and member of the buckwheat family that’s prized for its inherently tart, lemony flavor, is traditionally used in cream soups and fish sauces.

May 29, 2006
Green Garlic

While ramps get all the Greenmarket glory this time of year, green garlic (a.k.a. spring garlic, young garlic, and baby garlic) is no slouch in the pungent-flavor department.

May 22, 2006
Watercress

Long relegated to dainty English tea sandwiches, innocuous garnishes, and the like, watercress can withstand a bit rougher treatment.

May 15, 2006
Morels

As fleeting as ramps, as spring-fever-inducing as fiddlehead ferns, and as pricey as a tankful of gas, fresh wild morels have swooped into town.

May 8, 2006
Leeks

In Spain, springtime is welcomed with a calçotada, the annual flame-licked ritual of grilling calçots, a sort of sweet, tender spring onion, over an open fire.

May 1, 2006
Burdock

Scrub one down and try it in this recipe for kinpira, a traditional Japanese dish, from the East Village izakaya Kasadela.

April 24, 2006
Trout

Get out your fly rods and woolly buggers: It’s trout season. If you can’t picture yourself maneuvering a swift-flowing Catskills stream in hip waders, there’s always the Union Square Greenmarket, where Dave Harris of Max Creek Hatchery sells brook and rainbow trout every Wednesday.

April 17, 2006
Lobster

Although summer is peak lobster season, local trappers like Phil Karlin of the Greenmarket’s PE&DD Seafood begin hauling in their pots from Long Island Sound at a steady clip right about now.

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