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My Scholarship entry - A 'place' I have visited

My Scholarship entry - A 'place' I have visited

For a light lunch I wanted to try a local speciality. This lady is preparing fresh potato chips at one of the Advent Market stalls. The machine she was using was quite intriguing - a fresh, uncooked potato is inserted into an oval hollow and pressed down with the movable piece at the top. It is spun through a series of sharp blades and cut very thinly into a spiral, which falls into the large metal platter below. The whole thing is then deep-fired and put into a paper cone. What I found amusing are the size options mentioned on the plaque on the right:

AUSTRIA | Monday, 14 January 2013 | Views [365] | View Larger Image

For a light lunch I wanted to try a local speciality. This lady is preparing fresh potato chips at one of the Advent Market stalls. The machine she was using was quite intriguing - a fresh, uncooked potato is inserted into an oval hollow and pressed down with the movable piece at the top. It is spun through a series of sharp blades and cut very thinly into a spiral, which falls into the large metal platter below. The whole thing is then deep-fired and put into a paper cone. What I found amusing are the size options mentioned on the plaque on the right: "Vü" or "sehr Vü". This is an Austrian dialect for "a lot" or "very a lot". I had "a lot".

Tags: potato, chips, austria, st. gilgen, shop, stand, stall, market, christmas, advent

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