How to Buy and Prepare Jumbo Asparagus
Many chefs prefer jumbo asparagus because of the copious quantity of succulent flesh. The only obstacle is the tough, stringy skin which must be peeled before cooking and consuming. This is a great way to determine if your vegetable peeler is in need of replacement, though if it is, you will wish you had replaced it prior to this exercise.
Tip: Keep an extra brand new vegetable peeler at the ready for when the older one needs to be replaced.