Sometimes, I eat fruits and vegetables without knowing too much about them. I may be a step ahead of the kids on Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution who couldn’t distinguish potatoes from tomatoes, but I’ll admit that I don’t know what much of my food looks like as it grows. Apple tree? Yes. Corn stalk? Most definitely. Asparagus? Nope.
Thanks to the web, I can now find a host of answers at my fingertips. I especially liked the post from the Whole Foods blog from about this time last year, which shows some fields of asparagus.
I’ve gotten asparagus twice recently, and both times I roasted it in the oven. The first time, I ate it with only olive oil and salt. The second time, I dressed it with 2 tablespoons melted butter, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, and 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar. I think I prefer the olive oil and salt.
Oh, if you’re wondering why asparagus makes your pee smell funny, here you go. And is it a quality of life issue?