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Tuesday’s Tip: Asparagus 101

If you know me, you know that my favorite vegetable, well probably close to my favorite food, is asparagus.  For Christmas, my mom gave me a vintage asparagus server she found in a boutique in Paris.  It is on display in my kitchen and used very often currently as it is asparagus season.  

Today I am giving you a the lowdown on the different kinds of asparagus, green, purple, and white.  

Green:  

  • Most common and affordable
  • Has a delicate, grassy flavor
  • Check to make sure the color is from end to end

Purple:  

  • Gets its color from potent antioxidants called anthocyanins
  • It’s also the sweetest variety
  • Best eaten raw

White:  

  • Mild, exotic variety that’s great in simple salads
  • It’s white because it is gown underground
  • Choose stalks with no browning, and peel before cooking

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Stay hungry…

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