JUSTIN WARNER - CHEF, DO OR DINE (BROOKLYN, NY)
Most overrated vegetable: Ramps
"I used to eat them and treat them like weeds in Terra Alta, WV when I was a kid. Now they've turned in to some sort of NYC delicacy wherein it's a race every spring to see who can get ramps on their menu the fastest. I love ramps, but I wish they would have stayed the humble onion they used to be."
Most underrated vegetable: Parsnip
"The most underrated vegetable is the parsnip, which I am actively petitioning to rename 'the miracle root'. It's more sophisticated and satisfying than any root out there. It's no potato, of course, but a potato is for someone who doesn't need anything special. Parsnips would be in the gifted and talented program at Tuber Elementary."
GERARD CRAFT - JAMES BEARD-NOMINATED CHEF/OWNER, PASTARIA (ST. LOUIS, MO)
Most overrated vegetable: Summer squash
"Vegetables have never been in the position of being overrated, but if I have to pick, it would be Summer squash. I'm not saying you can't make anything delicious with it, but I'm borderline terrified of ordering it when I'm out because so many people overcook it."
Most underrated vegetable: Broccoli
"It is great roasted, grilled, boiled, or steamed. It's also great cold in a salad, puréed in a soup, or served as a great hot side in a family style meal. One of my favorite ways to serve it is to slice it about a 1/4in thick and pan-roast it with olive oil, garlic, anchovy, chili, and a little Pecorino."