Monday, December 21, 2015

Every pork product imaginable


By the time I had seen my 4th or 5th Christmas market in Vienna, I started taking pictures of only the REALLY unusual (to me) things.
Like this Speck Standl -- a booth for all things pork!
If you enlarge the photo you'll find Teufelswurst.  Devil's sausage??

For me, a "nice Jewish girl" in Israel who does not eat unkosher food, ALL the meats hanging there seemed to be "from the devil."  ; )
I felt guilty (and a bit sick) even just smelling them and gawking at them.

The chestnuts looked nice, though.

The yellow wheel of this steam engine (?) was turning, I guess helping to roast the Maroni, the chestnuts.

Everyone entering the Weihnachts Markt am Hof stopped to inspect the two fancy cars on display.
Check the previous post to see a different Viennese Christmas market.
(Linking to OurWorld Tuesday.)


eileeninmd said...

I like this series of market stalls. I love the smell of chestnuts roasting. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Anonymous said...

If you don't know pork yo haven't missed much! Of all the meats, I like that one the least. But your pics from the Viennese Xmas market are nice. Hope things have died down in your sky and you're able to sleep at night!

Gosia said...

In Poland port is very popular too

Hels said...

Pig meat is highly symbolic, isn't it? Jews and Muslims must not ever put any part of a pig in their mouth (pork, ham, bacon, offal), so I am with you. The look and smell are too much.

But hey, look at those cakes and bagels *yum*

Gunn said...

What a great market.I would have had too much luggage on my way home, if I had been there.... Or I should ask to borrow one of the cars??

The biggest market I have seen this December was in Oslo a week back.

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Para si e sua família desejo um Natal de Luz! Abençoado e repleto de alegrias.

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

The sight of all that cured pork makes me a bit queasy too, though not for quite the same reason. It is way too much meat than I care to contemplate at any one time! ;-) I'm not a vegetarian but if I think about it too much I easily could become one I think. So I shall turn my thoughts to those delicious festive pastries and sweets you shared in your previous post! Ah, much nicer!

VP said...

An unkosher Paradise!

Fun60 said...

We live in such different worlds. I cannot imagine how stressful it must be living with the sounds of war. May I wish you a more peaceful 2016. Merry Christmas.

William Kendall said...

That's a serious amount of meat!

Jackie@travelnwrite said...

I love markets but could do without meat, fish and other stalls of similar items -- and I eat them all, guess I just don't want to look at what was once a living breathing creature - rather they look as they do on a plate. Love your market photos Dina!

TheChieftess said...

Ach!!! All that pork!!! I do have a hard time with meat displays like that in open air markets...I am a meat (pork) eater...but would have a hard time with meat from this stand!!!