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Rigid, Firm, and the Darker the Better

(Photo: Asparagus in bondage. Credit: Ladies Home Journal.)

Any cook will tell you, good food is like good porn. With that, I give you this totally double-entendred trip, taken verbatim from the Ladies Home Journal lightstyle section:

How to Choose Asparagus

-Look for rigid spears with firm ends.

-Wrinkled stem ends mean the asparagus is old and may be tough.

-Asparagus tenderness is not related to the thickness of the stalk.

-Color signals the tenderness of the stalks — the deeper the color the better.

…I have a friend who swears by that last one. Er, she’s a home cook, too.

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Michael Thaddeus Doyle

I'm a NYC-native, Latino, Jew-by-choice, hardcore WDW fan in Chicago with an Irish last name. I believe in social justice, big cities, and public transit. I do nonprofit development. I've written this blog since 2005. Believe in the world you want to live in.

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1 reply

  1. hhhmmm….who is this frend that swears that the deeper the color of arparagus spear the better? anyone i know? and your welcome about kimchee chigae!

    your friend that doesn’t look like M.Cho

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