Right behind the Bains de Saillon, where I recently went swimming to kick off the annual spring fitness burst, is a farmer’s hut where I bought some tiny white asparagus. At home I cooked them in a fine risotto, and I was hooked: asparagus season was upon us. I went back to photograph some of […]
By Ellen Wallace Most of us don’t have the luxury of going out into the garden, picking the asparagus, then cooking it within minutes, which gives a heavenly vegetable. The best alternative, and this is the season for it, is to go to the farmer’s door early in the morning to buy freshly picked stalks, […]
PRODUCT OF THE WEEK Head for the farmers’ markets before 10:00 a.m. if you want the day’s pick of fresh white asparagus, in season now for only another week or two in Valais, one of Switzerland’s best areas for growing it.