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lagatta May 21, 2007 10:43 AM

Found (bought, and ate) local asparagus at various stands at Jean-Talon market - yesterday the sons of the late Mme Jiminez were on hand with their "semi-sauvage" asparagus for just $1 a bunch so I bought a few for a party tonight. I haven't seen white yet, but hadn't really looked.

Local leaf lettuce available too, and there are still fiddleheads.

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    swissfoodie May 23, 2007 10:00 AM

    Bought some ramps at Chez Nino - they were delicious!

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    1. re: swissfoodie
      RhondaB May 23, 2007 11:27 AM

      What are ramps?

      1. re: RhondaB
        swissfoodie May 23, 2007 03:34 PM

        Wild leeks - taste like cross between leeks and garlic. Very pungent but delicious. The season is very short and it is a native plant to Quebecand protected so the supply is very short. If you find them, buy them.

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      yow yul May 21, 2007 08:28 PM

      Saw white asparagus and fresh morrels at Jean Talon market in the produce shop on the south side, 2 doors down from shop selling tagines out front. Sorry can't recall the store name.

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      1. re: yow yul
        lagatta May 22, 2007 02:54 AM

        Probably Chez Louis - Chez Nino is a bit farther west:
        Chez Louis
        222, Place du Marché-du-Nord, Marché Jean-Talon, Montréal
        Tél. : (514) 277-4670

        Chez Nino
        192, Place du Marché-du-Nord, Marché Jean-Talon, Montréal
        Tél. : (514) 277-8902

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