Saturday, March 15, 2008

speaking of asparagus



asparagus has an unusual history in popular american grocery shopping. because

we are now used to responding to long and lean in the world of design, we look for it in food as well...

and while i can't underestimate how much this also has to do with body image, that's fodder for another sort of food blog.

the truth is, fat asparagus is better asparagus. it has a more mature and complex flavor. you might need to peel the lower stalk if it's going to be too tough to cook in the same amount of time as the rest of the vegetable.

1 comment:

MaGGiE's said...

i have to add that the flavor of asparagus is noticably tastier when grown locally. just a couple more weeks........