Bette – When AJ told us that she had found asparagus in the farmers market, I was very excited. The purple tips on the local asparagus are a thing of beauty and I wanted to leave it at that. Sometimes when I see an ingredient or read a recipe I immediately start composing a shot in my head. What I want to shoot it on or put it in. How I think it should be seen. I try to remember everything I’ve seen, kind of cataloguing it in my mind for future reference. The surface alone was simple and textural enough to highlight the amazing beauty of the ingredients in this shot.