Saturday, June 25, 2011

A taste of Vienna

Isn't it fun when a simple taste brings back wonderful memories?

This happened to me this week. My hubby and I were shopping at World Market and found several varieties of Manner wafer cookies that we just had to bring home with us. Why? Well, we were fortunate enough to be able to take a trip to Austria for our honeymoon several years ago... and part of that trip included four days in Vienna... swoon. I knew these cookies would bring us right back.

Manner wafer cookies

You see, Manner cookies are made in Vienna. In fact, there is a fun little shop in the historic section of Vienna, just down the street from the hotel we stayed in. The shop had many different varieties of Manner, as well as Manner trinkets and goodies of the non-edible variety. It's safe to say that we tried a lot of different Manner as we explored the city of Vienna. (Along with other wonderful foods... Sachertorte, Wienerschnitzel, and more!)

Just the thought of savoring these sweet little wafers brought back memories of walking to the Stephensdom, visiting the Vienna Zoo, riding the Reisenrad at the Prater and touring Schloss Schönnbrunn. A wonderful trip that will never be forgotten.

Manner shop, Vienna

We even saw a Manner truck...

Manner truck, Vienna

... and a Manner horse and buggy!

Manner buggy, Vienna

What foods bring back special memories for you?

5 comments:

  1. I love that horse and buggy!

    Chocolate fondue brings back memories. MMMMMM!

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  2. and.... I would love to visit Austria! I bet you had an amazing honeymoon!

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  3. I love that the couple out in front of the Manner store are wearing the exact pink and blue of the Manner colors. It's like you posed them there!

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  4. Lovely pictures, well spotted kerushing, you have sharp eyes!

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  5. Haha, yes, it's funny you mentioned that about their pink and blue clothing, Kelly! It seemed like lots of things in Vienna were that distinctive pink color. (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musikverein_Vienna) Not a very good photo on there but the Musikverein, where the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra plays, is also kind of pinkish. That color reminds me of Vienna as much as the taste!

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