Mike Garber is the executive chef at Mohawk Bend. Every Wednesday he visits the Santa Monica Farmers' Market and creates a special based upon what he finds. This week he saw fava tendrils at McGrath Farms' stand and created a Farmers' Market Salad with Fava Tendrils. Get the recipe on the Good Food Blog.
Carter Clary is a farmer and the step son of farmer Phil McGrath. He explains that fava tendrils are the leaves and shoots from the fava plant. They have a similar fragrance and taste of fava beans, without having to shuck them. However, farmers must pick them wisely because when they pick fava tendrils no beans will grow in that part of the plant.