Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Vienna in the Time of Puppenkrapfen
Coffee, anyone?


Coffee Melange and Puppenkrapfen
Puppenkrapfen at Demel may well be compared
to the first flowers that herald the arrival of spring,
only that these delicious morsels
promise a carnival season in full swing

While a Krapfen
is usually the size of a donut -
albeit one without a hole -
a Puppenkrapfen is a smaller version,
dainty enough for Puppen,
the German word for "dolls".
One of the cutest food names
I have encountered here.

Puppenkrapfen
How to pronounce it?
Alright, here we go,
everybody pronounce:
Poop-pen-crap-fen!
You are not laughing, are you?

Photographed
29 January 2012
at Demel
Kohlmarkt

Images and Text
© by Merisi
R e p o s t

17 comments:

  1. puppenkrapfen. I like the first part. makes me think of puppies. But "Krap fen?" Makes me think of when the S*** hits the fan. :)

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    1. *smile*
      I should do something about that spelling, I suppose. ;-)

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    2. I wonder if I should change that to "kʀapfn̩"?

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    3. Now I want a kʀapfn̩, a big one!!!! ;-)

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    4. P.S.:
      I am sitting here over pictures of a photo shoot made in abysmal light conditions, trying to make something useable out of at least some of them because I don't have the heart the tell the client that it is all crap (even though we had an understanding that the conditions were nearly impossible, but I would give it a try). *tata*

      Lest you were wondering why there are no new posts. And my comments are being made during pomodoro breaks (which happen more frequently by the hour!).

      In case you are wondering what that Pomodoro (tomato in Italian) means, here's the answer:
      Pomodoro Technique
      A really great technique if you need to push ahead with work that has no real structure. You sort of get to pat yourself on the head every 25 minutes, which is nice. Says me. ;-)

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  2. I love the name!! Great smile to start my morning and I would love to have a Puppenkrapfen for an even better start!! Delightful post/photos as always, Merisi! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

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    1. Thank you, Sylvia,
      the best to you, too!

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  3. You always manage to get a very romantic feel to your photos. Great work!

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  4. süss, so klein und schon ein krapfen :)
    lg, maje

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    1. *lol*
      That's the wittiest comment ever!

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  5. Photo #4 is now my class project for a Saturday 10:00am Intermediate Oil Painting Class. Can't wait to use those wonderful aquas for highlights on the teapot, glass and spoon.

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    1. You'll let me know how it works out, will you, please? ;-)

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  6. The colors in your photos are beautiful and the Puppencrapfen, very very fun, in name & idea!!

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  7. Totally hysterical post and provided a much needed laugh here!
    Big merci!!

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  8. Beautiful reflections on the last pictures!

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