The cardoon, a cousin to the artichoke, mystifies school children and confounds farmers.
This simple recipe was adopted from Chez Panisse.
Spring is a tough time for finding pizza toppings in the garden, with spinach season over and summer's bounty not yet arrived. Fortunately, nettles, a weed abundant in the springtime, go well with mozzarella. Just watch out for the stingers.
There's a lot of talk about the effete, European nature of the slow food movement. But as Yale students work in shifts over the 20 hours it takes to roast a pig, they learn that Slow Food can be fun--and truly American.
The New England winter is stubborn, and often wears out its welcome. But inside Yale's unheated hoophouse lies a veritable carpet of green. When kids or jaded college students peek beneath the Reemay, they respond with the same breathless enthusiasm.