Asparagus: An ode to Germany's favorite vegetable

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The Germans are never happier than when asparagus season rolls around. Rachel Stewart heads out into the fields to find out what makes this "white gold" so beloved.

DW's Rachel Stewart had never even heard of white asparagus before she moved to Germany. But now she can't avoid it — at least for a few months a year. This week on Meet the Germans she tries to find out what all the fuss is about.

Rachel moved from the UK to Germany in 2016. As a relative newcomer she casts a fresh eye over German clichés and shares her experiences of settling into German life. Every two weeks she explores a new topic — from beer to nudity to complicated grammar. This week it's all about the "king of vegetables" — asparagus.

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