So we were walking down the road the other day and noticed this incredible array of Agave or Century Plant. Click on the pic and see if anything pops into your head - foodwise:
Nothing? Take a close look, the flower stalk that's popping up sure looks a lot like asparagus eh?!
Here's some asparagus:
Well, I did some checking and found out that the agave and asparagus are in the same botanical order: Asparagales!! I bet the big flower stalks on the agave take a bit of steaming to be as tender as our garden asparagus:)