The Trendiest Vegetables of the Last 50 Years

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The Trendiest Vegetables of the Last 50 Years
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Hear that ruckus? It's the sound of sweet carrots and baby lettuces storming the menus at some of the world's best restaurants. Their co-conspirators? Big-deal chefs like Rene Redzepi and April Bloomfield, who are celebrating produce with a reverence formerly reserved for Wagyu beef. They're turning ingredients that used to be side dishes into centerpieces (even if it does involve some pork now and then--it's not a vegetarian revolution).

Check out the slideshow above to find out ideas, tips, and recipes that prove there's never been a better time to eat your vegetables.

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