Not your ordinary mille-feuille pastry
shipped in frozen from a dough factory in the Palaeozone,
but mille-feuille created fresh daily in their own Backstube,
using yeast dough with layers of the freshest butter.
Man appeared in Holocene,
coinciding with the Plunder period.
after the cell phone was invented.
There was a simple reason for that:
It was so much more efficient to call in
a breakfast reservation at Demel's
than making your own
hunting for breakfast mammoth!
Man may be an evolutionary latecomer,
but Charles Darwin appeared in time
to espouse about the tenets of evolution
by natural selection!
A Propos Selection:
Would you prefer
the Guglhupf to the right
or the one to the left?
Would You Rather
have more icing on the cake of life?
Or different layers?
Annatorte chocolate cake
wrapped with hazelnut nougat
filled with layers of poppyseeds, hazelnut and apples?
I voted for Annatorte,
and a pot of Earl Grey!
I slowly savoured
cake fork after cake fork
loaded with chocolaty decadence,
while outside the city
slipped into evening mood.
light up the room
but empty tables are heralding
closing time at Demel's.
Photographed by Merisi
in April 2009
K.u. K Hofzuckerbäcker
Demel Royal and Imperial Confectioners
CH. DEMEL' S SÖHNE GmbH
"Man in the Holocene"
- "Der Mensch erscheint im Holozän" -
is the title of a novella
by the Swiss writer Max Frisch