06/15/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ramps: Fetishized Spring Treat Turns Polarizing

Yesterday, Josh Ozersky admitted in his weekly column that he didn't know what ramps looked like until recently, and got David Kamp to back up his opinion (not exactly shared by chefs he interviewed) that the ingredient is becoming as overly fetishized as arugula


"For food snobs," Kamp says, "ramps are overcelebrated and overly scrutinized, like the first ballgame played in April, even with 161 more games ahead." And today, in a rant against small plates, ill-conceived pizzas, inappropriate tasting menus, and other annoying trends, Steve Cuozzo unleashes on ramps, too.

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