May 07, 2011
Schönbrunn Palace (Vienna, Austria, Day Two)
The Privy Garden, which in German in known as the Kronprinzgarten - the Crown Prince's Garden. I find that much more descriptive. This is on the side of the palace.
They gave us a delectable sample of freshly baked Apfelstrudel (apple strudel) to eat during a baking demonstration. Then I innocently answered a question about how one would get the ready-to-bake strudel onto the baking tray without moving the tray - "You carry it with the towel it's on?" - and presto, the pastry chef asked me to come up and DO it! He put an apron and a hat on me and I transferred the long, stuffed strudel onto the baking sheet. Then he presented me with a signed document stating I was a master strudel baker...um...okay! Anyway, it was super tasty, and the way he got the dough so very thin was amazing.
In Venice, we saw lions everywhere in the decorations. In Vienna, there are eagles everywhere.
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