Germany's asparagus cult
Germans don't just love asparagus – they worship it. The Local looks at Germany's vegetable cult just as springtime Spargel madness sweeps over the nation.
Katharina Rau is the Spargel Queen for 2012 and 2013 for Spargelstrasse NRW (North Rhein Westphalia). Her favourite way of preparing the white vegetable is surprisingly simple: "lightly roasted with a little butter".