Tag Archives: History

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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Medieval cooking at Medvedgrad Festival, Zagreb – Fried apples coated in batter

According to certain schools of thought, there is no such thing as a coincidence. I recently had an opportunity to experience this idea in action – I was in Zagreb on the weekend of 28-29th September, which turned out to be the exact same time when a medieval festival was taking place at Medvedgrad, a […]

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