Editor's note: This segment originally aired April 28, 2010.
Spring has finally arrived here in the Pacific Northwest and the signs are everywhere — flowers are blooming, birds are singing and lawnmowers are buzzing.
But for Dick Stein, it’s the arrival of Yakima asparagus at the local grocery store that proves to be the surest sign that winter is behind us.
In this installment of Food For Thought, Stein and Nancy Leson share two different ways to cook asparagus — one elaborate and the other simple.
We also get to hear Stein sing a few bars of the jingle he once wrote for the Washington State Asparagus Commission. Yes, really.