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Spend 90 minutes basting asparagus? If Alain Passard says so
Spend 90 minutes basting asparagus? If Alain Passard says so

Alain Passard is a genius chef, of that there can be no doubt. But he must also be a genius salesman. How else can I explain why I spent 90 minutes spooning hot butter over asparagus Saturday night? Passard is the chef at three-star l’Arpege in Paris. He’s also the author of a couple of cookbooks that have been translated into English. But perhaps more to this point, he's the star of a series of utterly inspiring cooking videos on the website of the Parisian newspaper Le Point. I don’t speak French, but I am spellbound by these.  At their best, Passard explains with an almost childlike enthusiasm how to combine unexpected flavors with simple yet ingenious...

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