As a Korean-American foodie who resides in West Oakland, I’m lucky that there’s a slew of fine eateries not too far from our home all along Telegraph Avenue in Temescal.
Spring is here, which means an explosion of all things green at the market. Although many greens can be found throughout the year, they are most abundant, lush, and tender in the spring, with over 40 types available, from spinach, arugula, and kale to nettles, cress, and pea shoots.
Stinging nettles are an overlooked bit of nature’s bounty, their prickly leaves hiding a secret: They’re good-tasting and good for you. (Consider them a stand-in for spinach.) To find them, just pull on some gloves and head out into the wild — or to a farmers market.
Daniel Klein forages for wild edibles in Minnesota and makes Ramp Pesto for a pizza party to celebrate Spring.