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Creamy Navy Beans Bring out Asparagus’ Earthiness

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Asparagus, synonymous with spring, grows well in coastal climates, has an extensive culinary history and is exceptionally nutritious. There are recipes from the Roman Empire in some of our earliest recorded cookbooks, amorous for asparagus. In the culinary world, asparagus at one point was a delicacy, but now with global farming and distribution, it’s considered commonplace and reserved as an accompaniment.

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