What Do You Want to Cook (and Eat) Right Now?

Spring 2010

Spring is a funny time for cooking. On the one hand it marks the welcome return of fresh green vegetables. On the other hand, we are ready to get out of the kitchen and go outside! What about you? Are you cooking a lot right now, or do you have a spring fever to get out and eat out?

We are looking for things that really inspire us to cook; we always get a little bogged down in this transition from winter to spring. Our palate isn't quite sure of what it wants, and the kitchen needs a good spring cleaning, too.

Personally I am really thinking about pizza and tarts, like the Green Asparagus Tarte Flambee pictured above (see more about these flat pizza-like tarts here). I also am thinking about risotto and spring salads.

What about you? What is inspiring you to stay in the kitchen right now?

Related: Bring Back the Green! 20 Fresh Spring Salads

(Image: Flickr member ugod licensed for use under Creative Commons)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.