After a ski tour we ended up at a place famous for these gigantic slabs. Of course most of you know what this iconic item is! Along with naming the mysterious nutrient, please share about the largest one you’ve ever eaten. We want to know, though we might not want to know the details.
What gastronomic epic is Lou about to embark on, and does he have the right drugs to treat the symptoms?
In all seriousness, the idea this past Sunday was a family outing. Kuhmesser is a small mountain to the northeast of Innsbruck, on the other side of the Inn valley. While the mountain is just a quick jog, the nearby gasthaus makes up for it by serving the gigantic you-know-what. So fun was had by all.
That's me on corn snow in January, Innsbruck and Alps in background. This view of Innsbruck is super interesting, as it's the first time I've seen how really large that city is, and how the Inn Valley is becoming one continuous development.
Everyone wants to get their shot taken with Manfred. Kuhmesser in background, a nice little corn snow run before lunch.
The father son team that brought you the Dynafit binding, Manfred and Fritz Barthel. They just skied that peak on the bindings they invented and which revolutionized ski touring, pretty cool when you think about it.
Family friend Peter was also along, plenty for all!
Why is Fritz smiling? Is it the corn snow, or does he know what treats are in store at the gasthaus just below? Or is he just laughing because he knows I'm going to eat something gigantic and pay for it later? Come to think of it, his laugh while I was taking this photo was sort of an evil cackle, so I'll bet he already had something up his sleeve in terms of a joke on the innocent American.