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Asparagus ascendant

PUBLISHED: 08:46 08 March 2010 | UPDATED: 15:09 20 February 2013

ASPARAGUS fans are preparing for the 2008 season, traditionally running from May 1 for eight weeks but likely to be early this year because of the warm weather. The British crop is hailed as the best in the world because the climate allows the ste...

ASPARAGUS fans are preparing for the 2008 season, traditionally running from May 1 for eight weeks but likely to be early this year because of the warm weather. The British crop is hailed as the best in the world because the climate allows the stems to develop slowly, producing a full, sweet flavour and fine texture.
The number of recipes featuring the vegetable is growing rapidly. Examples range from scrambled eggs topped with asparagus spears tossed in butter to pan fried fillet of beef with roasted asparagus and red pepper and horseradish hollandaise. There is even an annual Asparagus Festival - this year's is on May 24-26 in the village of Bretforton,
in the Vale of Evesham.
For more details, including recipes, see
www.british-asparagus.co.uk

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