This is How Vivian Howard Wants You to Treat Your Asparagus

Asparagus, one of those sure signs that spring has arrived. Yes, spring has indeed sprung, and it is the season for all things asparagus—from risotto to salad—that delicious and tender green stalk belongs on your table. But we have some startling news—you may be cooking it wrong.

As we’ve recently reported, Southern Living’s South’s Best Chef, Vivian Howard, is taking to Instagram on Tuesdays to deliver some helpful kitchen advice. The video series called; Just the Tips debuts a new mini episode every Tuesday in Howard’s Instagram stories. This week she took to the Gram to let everyone know that one popular cooking method for asparagus is ruining what she refers to as “one of spring’s greatest gifts.”

“If you’re one of those people who takes whole stalks of asparagus and bakes it or roasts it in the oven, you’re doing the vegetable an injustice. The heat of the often is indirect. So, it cooks the asparagus slowly and asparagus are tender and delicate so they cannot take that slow abuse,” she pleaded.

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