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6 Ways to Use Spring Asparagus

How to Buy & Store Asparagus Look for tight tips and small leaves on the side of the stalk that cling to its body. The cut end should be moist, not frayed, browned or dry. Spears should be smooth, not wrinkled. Storing asparagus is simple: keep them standing in a few inches of water in…  Read More

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Penne with Asparagus-Pistachio Pesto

A Tried-and-True Recipe This pasta dish with asparagus-pistachio pesto is from my days as a chef at Café Un Deux Trois in the 1990s. I’ve made this recipe for hungry crowds ever since with amazing results. The smoky bacon and rich, salty pistachios are perfectly balanced by the fresh veggies and fragrant herbs. This ‘sauce’ can…  Read More