EMILY: And if you’d like, later on, you can make my asparagus talk.
LORELAI: Well, maybe next week.
Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis), a plant cultivated as a green vegetable since ancient times, and was introduced to North America by the Dutch in the 17th century. It is native to maritime areas of Europe and western Asia, and will grow in soil too saline for anything else. The young shoots of the plant are usually prepared as an appetiser or side dish