Top Chef Richard Blais grabs fresh puntarelle from the market.
(Photo by Joseph Stone)
Laura Avery drops by the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market to hear about puntarelle, the underrated shoots used in Italian cooking. She meets up with Richard Blais, chef and owner of Juniper & Ivy and Crack Shack in San Diego, and farmer Debby Takikawa of The Garden of . . . in Los Olivos.