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
Viennese food and drink
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A lot of food likes to find some association with the grander aspects of Austrian history. Particularly, for some reason, the desserts. And so it is with Kaiserschmarrn (or … [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 the … [Read more...] about The Imperial Torte
Stollen is "fruit bread" that typically lurks in the darker corners of supermarket bakery departments until Christmas, when it emerges like a glorious butterfly to take its … [Read more...] about The Stollen tradition
Lebkuchen is another food closely associated with Christmas in Austria. Its main function is to mark the opening of the festive season - nothing announces the arrival of … [Read more...] about Lebkuchen (Gingerbread)
What is it? A large sausage filled with small chunks of cheese (German: Käse) to which the Käsekrainer owes its name. Commonly fried or grilled to serve hot and melt the … [Read more...] about The Käsekrainer sausage