Brian is the editor at large of Edible East End, Edible Long Island, Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn. He writes from his home in Sag Harbor, New York, where he and his family tend a home garden and oysters. He is also obsessed with ducks, donuts and dumplings.

Hello, Asparagus. Good to See You Again.

When those jolly green giant spears begin framing every dinner plates, it’s sort of like a migratory bird’s return. “Ah, yes,” we might say, “I remember you, asparagus. The way you soften in butter. The tenderness of your tip. The scent you give our pee.”