Germany’s secret cuisine with asparagus and strawberries

At this time of year, wherever you travel in Germany, you will find odd little stalls everywhere.  It’s that season of the year you see. The strawberry and asparagus season.

Strawberrys and asparagus

Just another one of those 24-hour strawberry and asparagus places…

What appears odd to the non-German, is that these stalls only sell strawberries and asparagus. Nothing else.

This of course sparked my curiosity, because as they say… what’s sold together, goes together. Do the Germans have a whole range of secret culinary gems which use strawberries and asparagus in the same dish?

So I called upon Uncle Google and discovered literally dozens of recipes including:

Strawberry and Asparagus Risotto

Strawberry and Asparagus Salad

Coley with Strawberries and Asparagus

Caramellised Asparagus with Strawberries and Ice Cream

Asparagus in a Strawberry Vinagrette

Asparagus and Strawberry seller

Germany’s secret cuisine…

So I shall be racing along to the nearest late-night strawberry and asparagus place to stock up…   there’s a whole new German secret cuisine to discover!


Filed under About Germany, asparagus, food, Life in Germany

5 responses to “Germany’s secret cuisine with asparagus and strawberries

  1. Mike

    Mmmm, Strawberries und Spargel…..lecker!

  2. Genta

    My grandmother lived in your region as the daugher of farmers. She told us that the last weekend with asparagus was the first with fresh strawberries. So there was one sunday a year when main dish was asparagus and dessert was strawberries.
    It is different nowadays, but then it was a rare occasion that everybody waited for…
    But more than that, she could appreciate good potatoes and even noticed when they came from the same soil…

  3. Strawberry and asparagus risotto? Hmmm … I’d like to hear someone else’s experiences with that before trying it myself…. think you’ll give it a whirl?

  4. Alex

    (Excuse my bad english)
    Im german and i would never eat something like a “Strawberry and asparagus risotto” Uargh, sounds disgusting.
    The reason they sell both is really simple. The farmers are planting both strawberries and asparagus in almost every case (asparagus: funny word, first time i hear that). I dont know anything about farming but i guess they fit together very well.

  5. Sylvie Gandarillia

    Aside from being a very tasty vegetable, asparagus is also a good source of vitamin B complex group. ..,:”

    Yours trully“>

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