“Asparagus, when picked, should be no thicker than a darning needle.”
Alice B. Toklas, American writer (1877-1967)
“One word, in this place, respecting asparagus. The young shoots of this plant, boiled, are the most unexceptionable form of greens with which I am acquainted.”
‘The Young House-keeper’ by William Andrus Alcott (1846)
"Playwrights are like men who have been dining for a month in an Indian restaurant. After eating curry night after night, they deny the existence of asparagus."
‘Christian Science Monitor’, 11/14/62
"Pray how does your asparagus perform?"
John Adams, in a letter to his wife Abigail
"You needn't tell me that a man who doesn't love oysters and asparagus and good wines has got a soul, or a stomach either. He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy."
'Saki', pen name of Scottish writer Hector Hugh Munro (1870-1916)
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