Alliums pretty much make up the foundation for all the best comfort foods.

-and the ones shooting out of the ground in spring are among my absolute favorites!

Tripoline, with preserved lemon, ramps, chilies, olive oil and toasted focaccia  crumbs! 

And, Pasta Misti, with spring garlic and fresh bay leaf-Parmesan cream!

(maybe invest in a stick of gum before close-talking to your co-workers after lunch.)