Lovage is the classic herb for Viennese boiled beef with its root vegetables. It tastes like a cross between parsley and celery, but more intense. The German name for lovage is “Liebstöckel” or “Maggikraut”, but also “Luststock.” Lieb is love(ly) and “Lust” is, well, lust. “Stock” being stick, it comes out as lust-stick. I’m certain that Freud was aware of it!

Lovage is the classic herb for Viennese boiled beef with its root vegetables. It tastes like a cross between parsley and celery, but more intense. The German name for lovage is "Liebstöckel" or "Maggikraut", but also "Luststock." Lieb is love(ly) and "Lust" is, well, lust. "Stock" being stick, it comes out as lust-stick. I'm certain that Freud was aware of it!

Lovage is the classic herb for Viennese boiled beef with its root vegetables. It tastes like a cross between parsley and celery, but more intense. The German name for lovage is “Liebstöckel” or “Maggikraut”, but also “Luststock.” Lieb is love(ly) and “Lust” is, well, lust. “Stock” being stick, it comes out as lust-stick. I’m certain that Freud was aware of it!

Nino Loss
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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