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Projekt 52/15: Contrasts

This week’s Projekt 52 topic is “contrasts”, and I’m combining it with a convenience food report:

15: Contrasts

Topic 15: Contrasts

A “Kaiserschmarrn” from “Schwaben Speisen” in Fellbach which I recently noticed as a new offer on the supermarket’s chilled shelf1, and I thought I could give it a try. “With fruit compote and vanilla sauce” – there also was another version I didn’t remember –, to be heated in a microwave or pan; I chose the former, since it’s about convenience in such convenience foods (and the sauce can’t even be heated in the same pan as the pancake).

And this one try will be the only one. It’s to be expected, of course, that convenience food never looks as good in reality as it does on the cover, and so this contrast here – bottom left: sealed and cold (and photographed without flash and under different light conditions); center: hot, without foil; right: packaging – is no miracle. I just never came across such a thick dough, cut almost in cubic shapes, being called Kaiserschmarrn, though… but what about the most important part: the taste?

Well, while the (culinarily certainly not top-notch) Kaiserschmarrn that my local butcher’s snack bar offers every few weeks (I presented it last year) literally does deserve my rating “enjoyable”, I can call this Fellbach ready-to-serve Kaiserschmarrn at most “only just edible”, and I certainly won’t buy it again.

Rating: 1 star

  1. quite possible that the entire company is new, given that their web domain they printed on the package still shows the hoster’s default “new internet presence” []

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Projekt 52/11: Kitchen Culture

Kitchen culture is the topic in week 11 of Sari’s photo Projekt 52, and my double photo rather show the lack thereof (which doesn’t mean that I don’t cook myself more often than not, I just chose to pick this pizza for this week’s photo):

11: Kitchen Culture

Topic 11: Kitchen culture

A frozen pizza, in the upper image while it’s rotating in the double-grill microwave oven (which can in fact often rival a baking oven), and done in the lower image after five minutes – and more than just edible nonetheless. ;)