…. the most famous of Vienna’s culinary specialties ….

. Well, it is still raining since my last post. And it is set to go on for another day at least. The sun may come out for a minute or two, before big heavy drops are pounding the landscape again. The sound of thunder bounces off the mountains behind us … since four days. Continue reading “…. the most famous of Vienna’s culinary specialties ….”

Pâtisserie Viennoise

. There is a little treasure in the Latin Quarter in Paris. Just down the street from the med-school on 8 rue de l’École de Médicine, 75006 Paris, is Pâtisserie Viennoise. It is a charming little place I must have passed twice before I actually noticed it. There is Sacher Torte and Apple Strudel onContinue reading “Pâtisserie Viennoise”

Let there be no shame on me tonight …

Sacher Cake Sachertorte – Gâteau de Sacher I have spent a few years producing this gorgeous chocolate cake at  K.u.K. Hofzuckerbäcker Ch. Demel’s Söhne, in Vienna. Naturaly I am bias towards the cake of Demel. But the Schokoladenkönig Wolfgang Leschanz of Schokoladenmanufaktur Leschanz, I believe produces the best at this time. Wolfgang was the Production Manger atContinue reading “Let there be no shame on me tonight …”

The Morning After ….

The Morning After …. Maureen McGovern There’s got to be a morning after If we can hold on through the night We have a chance to find the sunshine Let’s keep on lookin’ for the light This is Michelle’s high-tech kitchen. Espresso Machine Philips Handmixer iPad Now this is where it gets interesting. iPad withContinue reading “The Morning After ….”

Happy Birthday to me ….

It was my birthday a couple of days ago, and Michelle nows hows how much I like chocolate cake. The latest pastry book of David Lebovitz is still laying around on our coffee table, so, Michelle set out to make chocolate cake. The first cake was the gâteau Thérèse (from The Sweet Life in Paris) as described at le weekend.Continue reading “Happy Birthday to me ….”

Ready for Dessert

…. and who isn’t ready for dessert …. ?  It arrived today. Curtesy of Amazon and DHL, all the way from the US. David Lebovitz’s new book ….. pointing out the obvious. Even for a pastry chef like myself …. from my first glance, it looks like comfort dessert. 288 pages of somebody else’s personalContinue reading “Ready for Dessert”