Asparagus (asperges) was the favored vegetable of France’s King Louis XIV. Also known as the Sun King, Louis even went as far as to declare asparagus, the King of Vegetables. When preparing this highly nutritive, flowering perennial plant, our first instinct usually finds us at the chopping block with a sharp knife in hand. But there is a better way! From his kitchen on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, watch Professor of Cuisine, Jack Legras of Lenôtre demonstrate a simple preparation technique for asparagus.
(French with English Subtitles)