Welcome to the very first episode of Cookery Nation … the podcast.
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Seed-grown asparagus results in a 50/50 mix of male and female plants. The flowers look slightly different between the two and the female plants produce a red berry, a diversion of energy from vegetative growth that makes them less productive per acre. For this reason, the main commercial asparagus varieties are genetic male clones.
Asparagus is a member of the lily family and is related to garlic, onions, and leeks.
It takes nearly 3 years after asparagus has been planted to reach maturity so that it can be harvested for the full season.
White asparagus and green asparagus come from the same plant! Exposure to sunlight turns the stalks green. When dirt is piled on top of the plant, photosynthesis is inhibited and the stalks remain white.
agar-agar is a jelly-like substance, obtained from seaweed
a vegetarian substitute for gelatin, a thickener for soups, in fruit preserves, ice cream, and other desserts, as a clarifying agent in brewing, and for sizing paper and fabrics
when used in food, it comes in a few forms: powder, sticks and strips
Needs to be mixed with liquid and then brought to a boil it will set as it cools down
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