A plate worthy of the king of spring
This time of year, it seems every dinner party includes asparagus. And every dinner-party cook faces the same challenge when it comes to serving this elegant yet awkward vegetable: What plate? Here's an inexpensive dish made for the job. The 12-inch oval platter neatly holds a bunch of asparagus, whether steamed or grilled, and its basic white color fits in with any table setting. It's pretty enough to set on a shelf or hang on the wall when not in use. Asparagus platter, $12.99, at Bristol Kitchens in Bristol Farms stores.