Saturday, March 19, 2011

Vienna, The Naschmarkt

It has been way too long since I posted anything and so much has happened.  Goodness!  The first order of business is to complete the posting of our trip to Vienna in February.

One of our favorite days was visiting the Naschmarkt.  As in Marrakesh, the open markets are seductive and sensual.  Luscious fruits, pungent cheeses, crusty breads, colorful sweets, delicate handmade pastas, smelly fish, and cured meats were available along side spices, vegetables, and flowers.  These are the places that make life worth living.  Fortunately, there are lots of restaurants in the Naschmarkt that can assist in handling the hunger that comes from viewing all of these goodies.
Tulips from Austria - in February!
Nougats, marzipan, chocolates, nuts, and dried fruits
Exotic and familiar fruits
Hard and soft cheeses from the mountains and valleys
Incredibly crisp and fresh vegetables
Frutti del Mare
Savory Breads
Spices - unlike Marrakesh and Vladikavkaz - they are already bagged.
Dry sausages and cured hams
Freshly prepared ravioli and spaghetti

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