(NOTES FROM VIENNA)
STROLLING AND SHOPPING
AT THE "NASCHMARKT"
In 1898, Vienna decided to cover up its Vienna River.
The long, wide square they created was filled
with a lively market called the Naschmarkt
(translated "Munchies Market.")
This famous outdoor market has 2 parallel lanes --
one lined with cafe and eateries,
the other featuring Vienna's top-end produce.
(It's where chefs like to get their ingredients.)
Rare short-season white Marchfeld asparagas . . .
just picked berries and greens . . .
freshly fermented sauer kraut (so delicious) . . .
gourmet vinegars, truffles from Alba . . .
exotic fruits and mushrooms . . .
with cafe table views to take it all in.
This is Vienna's gourmet experience,