White Asparagus called Royal Vegetable is so loved in Germany such that it was given a name "Königsgemüse (King's Vegetable)."
It is are also referred to as "Frühlingswonne (Springtime Delight)," and "Zartes Elfenbein (Soft Ivory)".
I was able to taste the white asparagus which the Germans are so proud of, we were invited by to have lunch so I can experience the season of the white asparagus which they really, really love to savor when it is in season.
Here are the pictures that I made for that special day where I tasted for the first time the "Royal Vegetable" in Germany in 2007 Spargelzeit.
To prepare the asparagus, they remove the outer skin by a special peeler, then boil them in a special pot use especially for boiling/cooking asparagus, a tall and slender pot as tall as the white asparagus, indeed.
Melted butter and Hollandaise sauce and the boiled asparagus being served by my mother-in-law