Espárragos

Asparagus

Preparation info

  • Fills a

    1 litre

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

MoVida Rustica

By Frank Camorra and Richard Cornish

Published 2009

  • About

WHEN KING JUAN CARLOS OF SPAIN SPEAKS, EVERYBODY LISTENS. HE IS BOTH MAJESTIC AND DOWN TO EARTH, AND SO LOVED ON THE IBERIAN PENINSULA THAT EVEN ONE IN THREE PORTUGUESE WANT HIM AS THEIR KING. HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH MOROCCANS HAS EASED DIPLOMATIC TENSIONS — AND HE HAS TOLD SOUTH AMERICAN PRESIDENTS TO SHUT UP!’ HE LOVES TO RIDE HIS MOTORBIKE INCOGNITO THROUGH THE COUNTRYSIDE, AND MANY SPANIARDS HAVE A STORY OF MEETING HIM IN A SMALL TOWN, DRESSED IN HIS LEATHERS, HAVING A BITE TO EAT. ONE STORY GOES THAT WHEN KING JUAN CARLOS TASTED SOME TINNED ASPARAGUS, HE VOICED HIS APPRECIATION IN QUITE AN EARTHY MANNER. THESE ASPARAGUS,’ HE PROCLAIMED, ARE THE BALLS!’ THAT BRAND OF TINNED WHITE ASPARAGUS HAS BEEN CALLED COJONUDOS EVER SINCE. EVERY TIME I SEE A TIN OF ASPARAGUS LABELLED COJONUDOS, I AM REMINDED WHY I LOVE SPAIN SO VERY MUCH.