Zucchini blossoms early

It’s just a tad early, but clearly some specialty farmers have been able to get zucchini blossoms to restaurants like Petite Maison in Midtown Manhattan.

My Zia Annina would never serve them with a  sauce — or call them beignets. That’s just verbal embellishment for the menu. She’d put them on a fresh linen kitchen towel, and we’d grab them with our hands and chow down.

Still, a little spicy tomato sauce is a nice touch.

via Wall Street Journal’s Photo Journal. Photo by Ramsay de Give.