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30 Delicious Things To Cook In April

Time to ramp things up.

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WHAT'S IN SEASON:

(This will vary depending on the time of the month and where you live).

Artichokes

Asparagus

Beans

Beets

Chicory

Chives

Dandelion greens

Fava Beans

Fennel

Fiddlehead Fern

Horseradish

Leeks

Lettuce

Limes

Morel Mushrooms

Oranges

Papayas

Peas

Radishes

Ramps

Rhubarb

Shallots

Strawberries

Sunchokes (Jerusalem Artichokes)

Sweet Onions

Watercress

6. Morel and Asparagus Spaghetti

Yossy Arefi / saveur.com

If you're lucky enough to find morels at the farmer's market, brace yourself for a little bit of sticker shock. Then, take a deep breath, remind yourself that a little goes a long way, and go for it. Recipe here.

12. Ramp Butter

Matt Duckor / bonappetit.com

If you've never tasted a ramp, that's probably because they're only in season for few elusive weeks each spring, and chefs tend to snatch them up before they get to market. If you do get your hands on some, this is a great way to preserve them and make their sharp, sweet, garlicky flavor last a little bit longer. Recipe here.