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The Cakes of Vienna part 6 – Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s food-glorifying masterpiece and a mediocre apple strudel

The next stage of my Viennese “seek and eat cake” mission is the Kunsthistorisches (Art History) Museum, where I come face-to-face with some very fine art and an underwhelming apple strudel. As soon as I set foot into the museum, I am impressed – Klimt’s murals near the entrance are particularly fetching. But that turns […]

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A seasonal meditation for beginners – exploring apple symbolism by putting a medieval fried apple recipe into practice

October, the most wonderful month of the year (subjectively speaking) is finally here, which means that autumn baking season is now on. As October, and autumn in general, tends to put me into a meditative mood, I have decided to officially begin this year’s autumn season with a simple little meditation on the quintessential symbol […]

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Visions of the universe and cake’s place in it

Yesterday I went to see the Visions of the Universe exhibition on its Very Last Day. And what a day it was – especially if you have a thing for persistent rain that is too insubstantial to be a legitimate reason for opening an umbrella yet heavy enough to get you wet, overcrowded cafés full […]

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A contemplative walnut spiral

The spiral denotes the primal cosmic motion that brings all of creation into existence. This is quite a big idea to try to express through the medium of yeast cake. But it is what I have attempted to do nevertheless. The shape that most closely corresponds to the idea described above would probably be the […]

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