On Friday morning I received a box with amazing looking seasonal vegetables. It was a real treat for me to discover two bunches of the finest looking English asparagus from Norfolk. I loved the way the bunches were proudly wrapped with the farmers name and address. The sense of pride in his produce was obvious and all I wanted was to match this by creating the perfect dish.
I love asparagus but never had the patience to grow them myself. It takes a lot of care and attention and you will only be able to harvest them after the second year.
Working in restaurants for many years you get used to having asparagus all year round. Some chefs do not care if it is imported from Peru or grown down the road. I do care and it’s very important that we support our local farmers.
There is no better way