Twin Peaks Eats: Liberace’s Asparagus Vinaigrette

“Diane, I’ve just opened Laura Palmer’s diary. This is the, uh, the last entry, dated February 23rd. It reads:”‘Asparagus for dinner again. I hate asparagus. Does this mean I’ll never grow up?'”

Laura Palmer was a girl full of mysteries. But one thing we do know for sure: she was not a fan of asparagus.

So I thought that I’d dig up an asparagus recipe that maybe she would like. I took to my cookbook collection and immediately went to my copy of Liberace Cooks! (1970) Because Liberace has never let me down.


 

One of the things I like about this recipe is that he explicitly states that it should be made with whatever you have on hand or whatever suits the food you are serving.

I used the following: salad oil, olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, dried tarragon, scallions, chives, and parsley.

So here it is, Liberace’s Asparagus Vinaigrette!

OK, I loved this. Like I said, I haven’t made a single Liberace dish yet that I didn’t really enjoy. And I liked the random addition of the hard boiled egg.

This was a great side to an upcoming dish–and the extra vinaigrette was delicious on a green salad later that week.

Would this have changed Laura’s mind about asparagus? Probably not. I’d hate anything served to me if every family dinner was like this:

P.S. Such a shame that this film was so hated, because Sheryl Lee,  IMHO, was so goddamned great in this movie.

 

 

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