I’m aware always of using ingredients that are
b) local, or at least national
But I’ve a bit of a grá (love in Gaeilge- and perfectly describes my love of this veggie) for asparagus. Every now and then it’s just the epitomy of luxury for me. My father-in-law grows some in his garden. It’s perfectly delicate, and the entire crop would usually fit in the palm of your hand. So I have to purchase. And try to do this around June/ July, when it IS in season in this part of the world.