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Old 05-18-2014, 07:29 AM
 
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Driving along today I saw a roadside stand with a sign: fresh asparagus.

If there is one thing I will never eat it's yellow-green, mushy, stringy awful tasting asparagus.

Then I thought: the worst meal ever would be asparagus and liver. I would starve to death.

How can anyone like asparagus? Why does it taste so bad to some of us (even when picked at the right stage and cooked properly) and it taste good to others. What is the good taste like? Baffled.
Asparagus can taste decent if it's cooked right but the thing that makes me not want to eat it is the awful smell of "asparagus pee". Most people get stinky pee after eating asparagus. If I didn't, I might like it better... but as it stands right now, I won't eat it.
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Old 05-18-2014, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Up North in God's Country
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What is there to like about asparagus?

Red Potato and Asparagus Salad



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Not to sound like Mr. Food, but...ooh, this sounds so good! Going to have to try this recipe. Thanks for posting it.
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Old 05-18-2014, 12:44 PM
 
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I never liked Brussels sprouts. Until I had some that were cooked right, and they were so good!
In general, I'm not a fan of brussel sprouts but I had them once where they had been sliced and slightly caramelized and they were delicious!
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Old 05-18-2014, 01:58 PM
 
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Mod note: Please keep on topic of what is there to like about asparagus. Thanks!
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Old 05-18-2014, 02:08 PM
 
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Just remembered I have not had Creamed Asparagus on toast for a very long time. And none on hand to make if for supper.

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Old 05-18-2014, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Monnem Germany/ from San Diego
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I don´t like Green Asparagus but I love the White ones. Big Business here. They are in season and you can get them from roadside stands everywhere and in most restauraunts. They usualy have a peeling machine at the stands so I mostly buy peeled, I don´t like peeling Asparagus.



Where I live is on the Badische Spargelstrasse- or Badisch Asparagus Route
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Old 05-18-2014, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Northeast
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I think I remember my brother, who grows a lot of his own veggies, telling me that asparagus was a perennial. You plant it once, it comes up every year. I remember thinking, in that case, one had better like asparagus a lot, or have lots of friends who like it because once you plant it, it's part of your life!
It's a perennial but takes some time for the good stuff to get going. Like a some years..I only know as my best friends grandfather grew the stuff for like 40 years..
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Old 05-18-2014, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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I love Asparagus cooked in butter.
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Old 05-18-2014, 05:31 PM
 
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Fresh, young asparagus (no woody stalks), olive oil, salt, pepper, couple drops balsamic, grill to slight char appears = wonderfulness. Hot or cold.
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:46 PM
 
Location: the AZ desert
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There's the answer. Thanks. We all have different taste receptors and some of us taste the bitterness a lot more than others.

Asparagus always grew around the edge of my grandfather's garden, my dad's garden, and later I lived in Asparagus Valley, as it was called. So I've had my share of nice fresh perfectly cooked asparagus. I still hate it. The article mentions kale. I hate that too.
Since so many asparagus lovers chimed in, I wanted to let you know that I've been nodding my head in agreement at your posts in this thread. I hate asparagus and intensely dislike kale. (I do make the latter because DH likes it and it's sooo healthy, but none for me thank you.) Interestingly, I love brussel sprouts and DH hates them.
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