Monday, 30 July 2007

season change indicator

The places to get the ‘best’ something or other in Krakow I find out from people who don’t actually live here. The best ice creamery in town was pointed out to me by my cousin Annette who was visiting us during the wedding last year. The tiny hole in the wall that you walk into sells five types of ice cream, its flavours depend on the fruit that are in season. At the moment it is apricot flavour and blueberry. There is always a huge line of people waiting to get in and purchase sweet, sweet heaven in a cone. The ice cream ladies wear white aprons and hair nets. There is no chit chat and you better know what you want before you order or the crowd will wreak havoc on your indecisive behind. ‘Lody’ means ice cream. The sign is bullshit free. And what is more exciting about this place, is that when summer ends and cold days set in, the place flips its sign to ‘pączki’ (version of a doughnut with rose flavoured marmalade), and the only thing available for purchase is the sweet, sweet dough. Served to you on a ‘napkin’ that is really just a tiny square of tissue paper. You are therefore forced to eat it at once.

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7 comments:

edd said...

there should be no issues with consuming a pączek in one hit - they're delish! timmy and i resort to "scoring" them from the polish deli in penners every other saturday morning. on another note, i met a lady called Lody the other day at work - i'm not yet on familiar enough terms with her to explain the true meaning of her name, but surely i must soon enough!

Michael said...

I want apricot ice cream!

Xiao Huang said...

I love the season change indicator aspect of fruit. I think they should ban the selling of fruit out of season throughout the world. Sounds like a great shop, and def. a good sign that they only sell flavours that are in season!

Karen said...

WANT

Kukus said...

omg annette got a mention... i will have to get her to read ur blog so that she knows she matters still!

p.s i hope i do something memorable when im around and earn a nod on ur blog

Nosey said...

Tukan looks like a potential terrorist suspect in that photo.

Anonymous said...

thanks kukus I don't actually need you to inform me that I should be reading Justyna's blog... because I do anyway.
Yummy I remember those ice-creams mmmm so so good.

Annette