asparagus bean


see yard-long bean

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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In Season: Asparagus

Take advantage of asparagus's short season with these easy recipes and learn a little more about its healthy benefits (including, yes, what causes your pee to stink).

Asparagus 5 Ways

Spring is in the air, which means it’s time for fresh asparagus. This green veggie is packed with energy boosting B-vitamins and a boatload of other nutrients like fiber, vitamin C, beta-carotene and iron. Here are 5 ways to cook it up.

Legume to Love: Beans

Beans are one of the oldest foods known to humanity and it’s no wonder why. With the multitude of varieties, versatility and nutritional benefits, what more can you ask for?

Why We Love Asparagus

It's officially asparagus season; get yourself a bunch or two and we’ll tell you how to enjoy them!

Where to Cut Asparagus

Use the snap-and-cut method to find the right place.

How to Store Asparagus

Keep those spears in top shape.

How to Cook Asparagus

Try roasting, sauteeing, grilling and more to bring out the flavor in this crowd-pleasing vegetable.

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