A mother’s “sbatutin” (“uovo sbatuto” in Italian and “guggle-muggle” in the Jewish communities of Central and Eastern Europe), eggs beaten with sugar served with a ladyfinger, is typically served in a champagne coupe (just like Zabaione). Legend has it that these classic coupes are shaped like a breast — specifically, the breast of Marie Antoinette, the last Queen of France and Archduchess of Austria. Eating this dessert, in a sense, is akin to being breastfed.

A mother's “sbatutin” (“uovo sbatuto” in Italian and "guggle-muggle" in the Jewish communities of Central and Eastern Europe), eggs beaten with sugar served with a ladyfinger, is typically served in a champagne coupe (just like Zabaione). Legend has it that these classic coupes are shaped like a breast — specifically, the breast of Marie Antoinette, the last Queen of France and Archduchess of Austria. Eating this dessert, in a sense, is akin to being breastfed.

A mother’s “sbatutin” (“uovo sbatuto” in Italian and “guggle-muggle” in the Jewish communities of Central and Eastern Europe), eggs beaten with sugar served with a ladyfinger, is typically served in a champagne coupe (just like Zabaione). Legend has it that these classic coupes are shaped like a breast — specifically, the breast of Marie Antoinette, the last Queen of France and Archduchess of Austria. Eating this dessert, in a sense, is akin to being breastfed.

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Hi, I'm Nino, an unbridled foodnik blogging from Vienna, the city of dreams and Sigmund Freud. I'm cooking up a therapy with recipes and stories from Viennese cuisine and its eclectic influences – Jewish, Italian, Hungarian, Bohemian... – with an armchair psychoanalytical twist.

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