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Video: Dandelion Greens with Bacon Dressing

Elena North-Kelly

May 20, 2015

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We've partnered with Simmer, a new app that allows you to generate step-by-step recipe videos that you can create, watch, and share from your very own kitchen. In the coming weeks and months, we'll continue sharing instructional videos that will teach you how to create tantalizing dishes from JBF Award winners, Beard House chefs, and even Beard himself, all prepared in James Beard's historic New York City kitchen.

According to James Beard, "among the first harbingers of spring are the tender shoots of dandelions, and they appear early enough to tempt one's longing for fresh greens." To celebrate the much-anticipated arrival of springtime produce, we're sharing a step-by-step video recipe for James Beard's own sautéed dandelion greens with a savory bacon dressing. The recipe is a family heirloom of sorts, passed down from the Beard family's vegetable grocer to James Beard's mother to the culinary icon himself. In the video below, senior editor Elena North-Kelly demonstrates how to prepare the satisfying, simple, and seasonal dish. 

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Elena North-Kelly is senior editor at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.