Exquisite Desserts From the Cafes of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague

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Transporting readers to three of the most romantic cities in the world, this beautiful book brings to life their old-world charms and architectural gems, and presents 150 impeccable recipes for recreating their legendary cakes and pastries in the home kitchen.

Vienna, Budapest, and Prague have a special hold on our imaginations, conjuring up a sense of timeless elegance, of historical and cultural riches--and of tables laden with the most extraordinary desserts imaginable. Rick Rodgers explores all these treasures in Kaffeehaus, a cook's tour enhanced with stunning full-color photographs.

Rodgers visits such culinary landmarks as Café Slavia in Prague and Café Sperl in Vienna, sampling apple strudel, the Emperor's pancakes, hot chocolate, and other classics and gathering the recipes (and secrets) of master bakers. With an attention to detail developed through years of teaching, he explains how to make the perfect accompaniments to a cup of coffee, as well as spectacular endings to elegant meals.

Filled with food facts and lore (from when coffee first came to Vienna to the great Sachertorte controversy), Kaffeehaus is a treat for armchair travelers and cooks alike.
Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter, c2002.
ISBN: 9780609604533
Characteristics: 232 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,26 cm.
Alternative Title: Kaffee Haus


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Feb 10, 2005

It was the picture on the cover that caught my eye at first and then the perusal through the first few pages really made my mouth water! Delicate pastries and cakes are shown in how-to steps along side delectable descriptions of each selection. At times it reads like a cookbook and at others like a travelogue. Two great combinations!

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