Ramps combine the best qualities from garlic and onions in the same plant. The wild leek’s canoe-shaped green leaves begin popping up at the start of spring and begin appearing on menus as soon as foragers can get them out of the forest and into kitchens. Here are delicious ramp dishes and drinks starring the highly-prized wild edibles.

RPM Italian Chicago, Illinois
Gnocchi are so comforting. The puffy pillows manage to be featherweight and yet super satiating. In this outstanding rendition, they’re paired with ramp pesto and aged goat cheese.

potato gnocchi with ramp pesto at RPM Italian