By the time you’ve read this sentence, three million tons of asparagus (spargel in german) will have been consumed in Germany. Probably.
Germans, you see, love it. Absolutely adore it. This time of year you can’t move in supermarkets for mountains of the stuff on display next to lakes of ready-made Hollandaise sauce.
I too like asparagus. I prefer the green stuff, whereas the white asparagus seems more popular here.
Why am I telling you this? I dunno, really. It’s not very interesting, but it does make me happy that in this world of fruit and veg being an year-round thing, there’s at least one vegetable left that is special enough to be allowed its proper season of glory.