Asparagus season is apparent in Germany everywhere, asparagus soup, asparagus salad, asparagus with ham, with hollandaise and potatoes.. well, you get the idea. I had no clue that the German’s were so crazy for asparagus. Well, in Germany asparagus is known as the “royal vegetable.” They even have an asparagus queen? Interesting. All I can say is that I have enjoyed plenty of fresh asparagus during my 1 month trip abroad. And well, the asparagus was white?! Hmm.. I was a bit freaked out the first time I saw it as I have only seen green asparagus but white asparagus is just as delicious. After a little research online, (AKA Wikipedia, haha) the asparagus is white because it is covered in soil to prevent photosynthesis. Why do you ask? Well, I have no idea. But, it results in a much sweeter taste. It is not as bitter as green asparagus but I learned to love it after the first bite.
Asparagus w/pork tenderloin and potatoes:
Asparagus soup (again…):
And I assure you, I enjoyed fresh white asparagus numerous times other than above but I simply didn’t take photos of it. Simple, high quality food at it’s finest. I loved how excited every one was for asparagus season, you could tell just from every restaurant’s menus that it is a special time. Good food, great wine, family and friends.. what more do you need? It is a season that the people look forward to year round and it was a pleasure to experience it! I love being placed out of my element and having to make different choices with what I have because it makes me step out of the safety box and try new things.