Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Käse etc.

Now that I know my way around a bit more, things are going much more smoothly. I'm plowing through various 500-page readings, and even managed a trip to the market. It could be that this market is one that only looks like a farmers' market (the apricots? French.) but there were more options than at the supermarket, and who doesn't like shopping outdoors in a quaint Markt? I'm very curious about some Austrian cheese I just bought a sliver of. We shall see.

So that was study break number one. As for the next, I keep mentally dangling this eiskaffe (sp?) in front of myself, as Zola's Verite plods along in the way that novels do that, though useful for various academic reasons, are not the most compelling as novels. Once this and another novel are finished, a mix of coffee and vanilla ice cream (assuming that is, in fact, what this eiskaffe consists of - here's hoping) will be mine. Mmm...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lucky you!

--EH

Phoebe said...

Not complaining. The Austrian cheese, by the way, was excellent, so next time I might get an even bigger sliver.

Anonymous said...

Makes a change from Japanese fast food near the NYPL.

--EH

Matt said...

In Russia (the only place I've tried it, I think) coffee and vanilla ice cream is called "kofe glassei" or something like that. (I suspect it's a borrowed term, as that's not the Russian word for ice cream, but I don't know from where.) But it is awfully nice, isn't it.

Phoebe said...

Whatever it is, I didn't make it there today, but will most definitely be checking it out tomorrow.