Eating Styles: Spring Vegetables Edition! Sam April 12, 2012 Eating Styles 6 Comments There’s a reason we don’t get excited about vegetables. That ad on the side of the public bus isn’t a picture of a big, juicy spear of asparagus. Homer Simpson doesn’t have disturbingly passionate dreams about fresh radishes. Rather, American mass media emphasizes the greasy, the sugary and the packaged/processed. This is the reason, my fellow college drunkies, the one food item on your mind when you’re stumbling home at 2 am is a McDonald’s breakfast burrito and not a bunch of rhubarb. Fortunately, there is one cultural entity that has, to some extent, succeeded in popularizing vegetables on a national scale: the farmer’s market. The farmer’s market is back in my town, but unfortunately the pickings aren’t as rich and varied as they are in the fall. Still, there are some great spring vegetables to choose from if you look hard enough. What is your favorite spring vegetable, So Good readers? Do you even know which ones are spring vegetables? Don’t feel too bad if you don’t – I didn’t. My mom-the-food-scientist gave these to me. So, if you’re a vegetable-savvy farmer’s market frequenter, choose your favorite spring vegetable below. If you’re not, there’s a nice little voting option for you, too. [poll id="358"] The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Sam My name is Sam and all I care about is food. Latest posts by Sam (see all) Quick Bite: French Toast Crunch - March 8, 2014 Eating Styles: Would You Eat Horse Meat? - November 18, 2013 Deep Fried Everything Ep 153 - November 14, 2013 6 Responses Mark April 12th, 2012 Asparagus is the vegetable I look forward to most every year. Not only is it delicious but it really is a herald of spring. Reply Youppi April 12th, 2012 RADISHES!!!! Reply Not-so-famous Dave April 13th, 2012 I love radishes…dredged in a little salt and chased with beer, or shaved on to a salad. Rhubarb is wonderful, too, but as far as I know only baked in cinnamon, sugar and oatmeal for dessert. Asparagus and peas are the bonafide stand alone veggies you can serve with dinner. Reply Smokin' April 13th, 2012 Rhubarb – like not-so-famous says – with cinnamon, sugar, oats and butter. Yum. Reply Joy April 13th, 2012 Nothing says spring like grilled asparagus! Reply Geeeeena. April 16th, 2012 There is absolutely nothing better than Rhubarb Crisp! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current day month ye@r * Leave this field empty * Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.