Maureen: Yes. It’s everyone’s favourite. What do you think?
Andrew (14): There’s something strange in there.
Maureen: That would be the mint. I don’t think I’ve ever made a risotto with mint in it.
Andrew: Well, I don’t like it.
Nicholas: Neither do I.
Tim: What’s with the asparagus this time of year? Talk about food miles.
Maureen: Yes, the asparagus did come all the way from Peru to join us.
Tim: That’s absurd.
Maureen: I agree. But I wanted to make risotto, and this one sounded nice.
Tim: Well, the next time you want to make an asparagus risotto, wait until the spring, when they’re in season here.
Maureen: I completely agree.
Andrew: This is fine, but I like our usual risotto better.
Nicholas: Me too.
Maureen: Do you mean the one with lashings of butter and cheese?
Tim: Yup. That’s the one.
Maureen: OK. So noted on the record. No asparagus in autumn and lashings of butter and cheese. Got it.