I cook with vegetables from a number of different places. For each one, I try to find the best growers and buy directly from them whenever possible, always looking for the freshest, most flavorful products.
I cook them differently depending on the season. I try to bring out the flavors and characteristics of each vegetable in order to enhance its unique qualities. My eternal favorites are artichokes and white asparagus. Vegetables are essential for a balanced diet — the most important thing is not to overcook them!