Emperor Franz Joseph has many claims to fame, not least the establishment of the Austro-Hungarian empire. But he seems to have been a bit of a famous eater, judging by the … [Read more...] about Tafelspitz
Viennese food and drink
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There's more to Vienna than chocolate cake and fine coffee. Dig down beneath the smooth, classical veneer and you reach the hardworking roots of the city. Forget your fancy … [Read more...] about Your guide to Viennese sausages
Name three things most closely associated with Vienna, and you get the three Cs: cake, coffee, and classical music. And No.1 in the cake rankings is the Sachertorte. Read … [Read more...] about The Sachertorte
One of the best ways to ruin a fine weight-loss diet in Vienna is by eating a Leberkäsesemmel. It’s a standard bread roll (Semmel) with a hot slice of, well, Leberkäse … [Read more...] about Leberkäse
A lot of Viennese food likes to find an association with the grander aspects of Austrian history. Particularly, for some reason, the desserts. And so it is with Kaiserschmarrn … [Read more...] about Kaiserschmarren
The Sachertorte is not the only cake in Vienna rich in tradition. Nor is it the only one with a secret recipe. There's the Imperial Torte, for example, which is made at … [Read more...] about The Imperial Torte