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Food - Drink
You're Being Led Astray With The Asparagus Snapping Myth
Snapping asparagus stalks in half is said to be the best to remove the tough ends, but you often break off more than you need to and end up wasting a lot of the veggie.
For a less wasteful method, pick up an asparagus stalk of average size. Starting at the bottom, carefully feel up the stalk for where it bends naturally and breaks, then snap it.
Rather than repeating this step with all other asparagus stalks, use your snapped piece as a measuring stick and cut the rest with a knife so that they are all the same length.
This method only removes off the fibrous base of the stalk, and ensures consistently-prepared asparagus. It achieves the goal of the snap method without excess food waste.