“Do You Have the Thyme?”
Berkeley restaurateur and Chez Panisse founder Alice Waters has a famously organic, “bottoms-up” approach to cooking.
Namely, she goes to the local farmer’s market, and hones in on whatever catches her eye (and I suppose, nose).
It’s easy to guess what Waters would have noticed at the Minneapolis Farmer’s market today: rhubarb!
Notwithstanding the barely-June date — plus a memorably cool, soggy Spring locally — the market was awash in freshly harvested rhubarb.
Surprise #2: asparagus also grows and ripens very early in the season.
P.S.: When you go to the market with your daughter, and divvy up the shopping list (veggies, fresh herbs, etc.), what do you say to her when you meet up?
“Do you have the thyme?” (really).