Asparagus has been eaten for thousands of years. The spears were regarded as food of the gods, as an aphrodisiac or as having healing properties. Nowadays we eat them simply because they taste good. Straight out of the ground into the pan: when it's fresh, asparagus is beyond compare.
This cookbook contains numerous traditional recipes as well as new ones. Asparagus plays the starring role in all of them. After all, home-grown asparagus are only available for two months per year. In that short time, we should enjoy it as often as possible.