I had dinner with a friend last week and asked him, “What’s your favorite vegetable?
“Asparagus,” he said without flinching.
“Really? You don’t mind that it makes your pee smell funny?”
“No, I love that, man.”
For the longest, I didn’t dare try asparagus and funny-smelling pee was the least of it. But I’ve learned to like asparagus in spite of that peculiar side effect. So I was eager to try a slow-cooking method that I saw in the Times last week.
I made it last night and it was tasty. Props to Melissa Clark for the article.
[Photo credit: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times]