It’s Spargelzeit. Asparagus time. I like asparagus as much as the next person. I even put some in my garden last year and will hopefully have a spear or two in a salad sometime soon (possibly mid-July the way things are working right now). But the German love of asparagus borders on insane. It’s everywhere in every grocery store, at every fruit and vegetable stand. There are even special stands that have, oddly, strawerries on top of them but that sell Spargel. Asparagus and nothing more. And there are lines of people waiting to buy it.

Strawberries are in season here too. They sell locally grown strawberries all over the place. But not in the asparagus stand no matter the nice strawberry hat it wears.

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