Germany’s Love of White Gold [for National Geographic Traveller Food]

An open copy of National Geographic Traveller UK magazine

Back in May, I spent three days in Münsterland, north-west Germany, with the madly talented photographer Celia Topping. We were there on assignment for National Geographic Traveller Food, the quarterly supplement that accompanies National Geographic Traveller magazine, to learn more about the German passion for white asparagus. It was an absolute dream job.

Amongst other things, I explored the gorgeous city of Münster, interviewed chefs and restauranteurs, spent time on a white asparagus farm, and ate my bodyweight in Germany’s king of vegetables. (Side note: it turns out you can have too much of it.) The resulting article, For the Love of White Gold, has been published in the September edition of the magazine, available now in all good UK newsagents. If you happen to read it, I’d love to know what you think.

Update, October 2018: The article is now also available to read online on the National Geographic Traveller website.

Update, April 2019: I have been shortlisted as a finalist in the IACP awards for this feature, in the Culinary Travel Writing category.