My Thoughts About Greens.

11/11/2008 11:16:00 pm

I love asparagus, it's extremely delicious, but I'm not entirely convinced about all these fancy leaf things. I read an article in the Herald today about rocket and how its fresh mustardy taste is bold and peppery etc.

Here's the thing..rocket is literally* a bitter weed. The reason it tastes awful is that only animals of cloven hoof, multiple stomach, or your common garden variety bunny are supposed to eat it. The reason why people in the 1600s gathered it to augment their diets was because they had nothing better to eat! Jesus, don't even get me started on capsicum.

It's all a con! Stick to asparagus, briefly blanched, sprinkled with cracked pepper, parmesan, and a squeeze of lemon juice.




*Actually it's not literally a bitter weed, that is a misappropriation of the real definition of "literally."

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1 comments on this post

  1. James6:06 pm

    asparagus makes your wee smell funny and you should never use it if you intend on participating in water sports.

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