COOKING VIDEO: Asparagus In The Microwave

  Don’t let asparagus season pass you by! The delicious vegetable is in season for only another month or so. Watch Alton Brown demonstrate how easy it is to steam asparagus in the microwave. (In the video, is he hanging upside down, or is that trick photography?) Steamed fresh asparagus don’t even need butter: A…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Asparagus Season & Recipes

The classic French preparation: asparaguswith hollandaise sauce. Photo courtesy California Asparagus Commission.   Asparagus has been popular since ancient times. The spring vegetable was cultivated by the Egyptians, appearing on a frieze dating to 3000 B.C.E. The Greeks and Romans liked asparagus so much that they dried it to enjoy after the short asparagus season…
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COOKING VIDEO: Asparagus Feta Recipe

  We love asparagus, and eat it almost daily during the season (April, May and June). Simply steamed fresh asparagus is so delicious, we find it needs no embellishment—no salt, no butter, no lemon juice or other seasoning. It requires just a quick visit to the vegetable steamer (or microwave) and is ready to eat.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Delicious Lamb Salad Recipe

You’ve enjoyed Chef’s Salad and Cobb Salad, with chicken or turkey, ham and bacon. Why not a beef salad, lamb salad or pork salad? Americans have not sufficiently mastered the art of blending meats and vegetables into delicious salads. Take a tip from Thailand and combine lamb (or beef, or pork) and asparagus into a…
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RECIPES: Make A Spring Asparagus Recipe

Enjoy a colorful asparagus frittata for breakfast or lunch. Photo courtesy California Asparagus Commission. Asparagus season is finally upon us! While asparagus shipped from South America are available year-round, we wait impatiently for the April-June window for fresh domestic asparagus. We steam fresh asparagus stalks to al dente, so tasty they don’t even require butter…
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