Asparagus is a green vegetable known for its long, pointed spears, frequently grilled, cooked, or roasted. It’s considered a spring vegetable mostly farmed commercially in California, Michigan, and Washington. Thanks to imports from China, Peru, and Germany, you can eat it all year. Asparagus is more expensive than other vegetables due to its seasonality, and the flavor varies depending on where it is cultivated.
Whether steamed, grilled, roasted, or incorporated into a recipe, asparagus gives the table a taste of fresh greenness. Risotto is a creamy Italian dish that resembles rice-based macaroni and cheese.