Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Dope fiends?

This past month there were fields of poppies everywhere. You might wonder if opium is a major agricultural product here.

Actually, poppyseeds, which are sold by the package, are a basic food here.

As you can see, they are a basic ingredient of rétes, or strudel, as the Austrians call it.

These rolls are stuffed with them too.

I think Hungarians would have a hard time passing a drug test in the USA.

1 comment:

  1. They eat large amounts of poppies here too. Also call them Mak. Someone told me a story a couple days ago how her Mom use to gather the seeds when she was a little girl. One day she warmed a bunch of them with milk. She had some and gave some to her little sister. They slept for two days. She can still remember the taste.