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- The new season for asparagus, a vegetable for which Worcestershire is famed, was launched in typically eccentric English style yesterday.
- Well-wishers in fancy dress cheered off the first batch of gras from the Fleece Inn, Bretforton, near Evesham, as it was taken to a top London store.
- We'll be recording reaction of the arrival of asparagus on the dinner tables of the nation today in this fun blog.
- Add a comment on the end, tweet @JohnWilsonWN or text WN News 80360.
That's all your asparagus for today.
Thanks for following; enjoy your dinner!
RT @AsparagusFest: Worcestershire grows the most incredible Asparagus ;) http://t.co/ZTBQVUIv— @AuntyNittyno1 24 April 2013
Don't know how to cook it? Watch this.
Did you know the Romans froze asparagus in the alps to preserve it? http://t.co/DzqLTWF5GV— @loverofflavours 24 April 2013
2:47pm Wed 24 Apr 13
Arthur Blenkinsop says
Just eat it, raw, straight from the ground - the fresher the better! Yum!
@CllrJuliet Top Chiefs widely believe our Worcestershire grown Asparagus tastes better too !!— @AndrewBrazier1 23 April 2013
Best of British Asparagus grown right here Worcestershire. The Capitol of Asparagus production. #bestcounty #WonderfulWorcestershire— @CllrJuliet 23 April 2013
The piano on the beach (inspired by the film) - asparagus,coconut & black olive. (Black oliver… http://t.co/pRLd8fd5JI— @eatlikeagirl 24 April 2013
How about a simple lunch of asparagus, parmesan, pine nuts and lemon? http://t.co/3t1Rt8rX18— @loverofflavours 24 April 2013
#Asparagus season is here, try this yummy recipe http://t.co/enJF51D8HR— @hareheronpress 24 April 2013
Asparagus: we just oil it and show it quickly to flaming hot griddle pan. How do you cook yours? http://t.co/yobITxgo6O— @artisanFT 24 April 2013
Wine finds: Sauvignon blanc is perfect match for asparagus - http://t.co/ZYtKZ2Xy3A http://t.co/Fz8kYJa2DQ— @MyWineryGuides 24 April 2013
Recipe for Easy and Amazing Roasted Asparagus with Gremolata: If you like asparagus, lemon, garlic, and parsle... http://t.co/Tk5s3qX3kL— @jesterf83 24 April 2013
@worcesternews I once fought off two armed burglars with only a stick of asparagus... Haven't been able to eat it since.— @Laebrye 24 April 2013
Oven roasted asparagus and cherry tomatoes http://t.co/mJpW3sP1gv— @foodista 21 April 2013
John with Eddie Grundy from The Archers, celebrating Asparagus Season. Also take a look at John's new Asparagus... http://t.co/LuQMYW9h1R— @TheEveshamHotel 24 April 2013
Asparagus ( local ) is here by gum. Today - chicken n asp salad £5 #imbeingrobbed. #whatsthatsmell??— @TheGMH 24 April 2013
Asparagus is a member of the lily family #asparagusfact @woodstorquay @stevemather9 @1_sare— @freyaleng 24 April 2013
Angela Hartnett's char-grilled asparagus with soft boiled egg http://t.co/P8s0xCDNvu— @DressItalian 24 April 2013
@giraffetweet Asparagus Yakitori & Jamaican jerk sweet potato. Mmmmm— @YOMancMartin 24 April 2013
Chicken With Lemon, Tarragon And Asparagus Recipe : http://t.co/DQSsFCEPKY #recipe— @Home_Recipes 24 April 2013
Make | Gratin of Asparagus with Cheese Béchamel Sauce: Last week I did post on inspirational asparagus rec... http://t.co/PyPxO9T3IY— @amieonthemove 24 April 2013
Oh my! Yummy :-) "@PolpoSoho: we're also quite pleased with our asparagus, taleggio & speck pizzetta #polponewmenu http://t.co/ibmCxugFKT"— @katiadegregorio 24 April 2013
Asparagus, red onion, cherry tomato and spinach omelet. AKA whatever is in the fridge omelet. http://t.co/l9zZUSwvsk— @AHealthySlice 24 April 2013
@woodstorquay @freyaleng @lizsweetmanWN White asparagus is the same as green asparagus but grown without daylight. http://t.co/8An8YdYpLY— @1_sare 24 April 2013
It's @BritAsparagus season. Celebrate with @tiffanygoodall's Beetroot, Asparagus & Smoked Salmon Salad http://t.co/vPv1fGOoiy #yum— @LoveBeetroot 24 April 2013
Thanks for the follow @AsparagusFest very excitedly bought my first UK Asparagus of the year this morning #thebestveg— @MiddleFarm1 24 April 2013
Does anyone have any good asparagus recipes?
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@AsparagusFest @agaqueen Oh! Quick boil in water and then into a frying pan with butter. Oh gosh, I'm dribbling. So sorry.— @nonny_james 23 April 2013
@AsparagusFest Yummy! #AsparagusFest— @CotswoldHome 23 April 2013
@LoveVirtually asparagus is grown locally in Evesham so we are spoilt -hoping weather hasn't affected it— @RedJoules 23 April 2013
T's the season: now where can I get me some English sparra grass round these parts? @AsparagusFest #AsparagusFest— @RealBread 24 April 2013
First of the season Evesham asparagus, steak, mayonnaise, braised lettuce, babies toy stuff http://t.co/ug53oVe1Wv— @smokeandumami 23 April 2013
Can not wait for Evesham asparagus to take off.— @alesmaurer 24 April 2013
I think 'eccentric' rather nicely sums up the launch of the asparagus season @lizsweetmanWN!! Tasty too though! http://t.co/ZJWKQ7d4bp— @EveshamTownCoUk 24 April 2013
The bells of Worcester Cathedral herald St George's Day. Listen here.
This St George didn't need a spear at the launch of the season at the Fleece Inn, Bretforton. Click here for full story.