"The most cherished of all the vegetables in Germany is asparagus. Although the green variety is enjoyed in many dishes, the most prized is white asparagus. Either variety works well in this Asparagus Cream Soup" from Classic International Recipes. The serving amount is for 6 side dish or appetizer servings, not for a meal. I'd say it is 2 or 3 servings if used as a main dish soup.