Viennese Phrases to know: Schaumrolle

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Do you have a sweet tooth? When visiting Vienna, and being one of the Tourists, who are seeking the regional pastry pleasures, you should not miss this one:



Almost 50 percent fats, and 50 percent carbohydrates makes it not a light pastry.

But still: the french would call it Vol-au-vent (windblown), to describe its lightness, because that’s what it is.

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A puff pastry cloud and, I love it. To be honest, I don’t eat it regularly, but twice or three times a year … If I am lucky I find a Mini-Version, now and then. The smallest one would be about 6-7cms in length and a diameter of 2cm. This really doesn’t count. It’s one hearty bite.


So, practice spelling: Schaumrolle!


Viennese Phrases to know: Schanigarten

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Vienna is quite late with the possibility to have a outdoor breakfast and lunch this year. But as summer finally appeared, and we want to inhale every glimpse of sunshine, we scream

Schani, trag den Garten raus!

And this old fashioned viennese sentence leads to the phrase Schanigarten.