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Posted: 6 March 2013
by Fiona McKim

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Don’t fear the spear

They are green, have knobbly ends and lend a peculiar scent to your…

well, anyway, it’s easyto see why many children aren’t enthused by asparagus. Us grown-ups know there are few delicacies to rival the humble spear during its British season, beginning April 23, but how to convert your little non-believer? Celebrity chef Marcus Bean seems to have cracked it. “My two girls love asparagus,” he says. “The key is to make it fun. Try it on pizza, or serve steamed asparagus soldiers with dippy eggs.” For details, visit

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