One of my favorite things about asparagus is that it’s not bad manners to eat it with your fingers. Look it up in Miss Manners. It’s a fact. However, this is a soup and so it is neither polite nor desirable to eat it with your fingers. I can’t believe you’re even considering that! Even if you can’t eat asparagus with your fingers as a soup, you’ll still want to make it. This cream of asparagus soup is rich, delicious, and a cinch to make. Its velvety texture and wonderfully smoky taste will woo even the most stalwart asparagus haters. And, seasonal asparagus is a very nutritious food that’s loaded with folate, vitamin A, and carotenoids (we can talk about the cream later). This versatile recipe also adapts easily to a variety of seasonal ingredients, such as ramps or leeks.