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An asparagus steamer at a snip of a price

Another gem from a curiously cheering catalogue

An asparagus steamer at a snip of a price

June 07 2010
Lucia van der Post

It’s asparagus time and the best way to cook it (if you’re not creating something fancy with the grill or oven) is to steam it upright. I’m a bit of a Lakeland fan myself. Its catalogue is curiously cheering as it seems to reflect a cosy, domestic world, far removed from urban angst.

It has just the thing for the job, an asparagus kettle at the sensible price of £14.99. And it’s just as good for steaming corn on the cob.