If you think you’ve reached the end of the culinary flagpole because you’ve mastered every single Jamie Oliver recipe and put lemon grass into all your meals, think again. With Babette’s, Natalie Pernstich has brought to life an unusual establishment: half lunch kitchen, half bookstore. Here you can dig through over 2500 cookbooks from around the world, food-related novels and popular science volumes covering culinary phenomena.
At special events prominent chefs interpret recipes from best-selling cookbooks. Vienna’s dedicated foodies flock to Babette’s cookery courses on gourmet fastfood, cooking in a hurry, seductive cuisine and more. Stock up here on spices from A like Ajwain to almost Z like white pepper, then rush out to the nearby Naschmarkt for fresh produce so you can experiment with recipes from your new cookbook, perhaps Paco Roncero’s “Tapas: Molecular Cooking from the 21st Century”?