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
Viennese food and drink
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One of the best ways to ruin a fine weight-loss diet in Vienna is by eating a Leberkäsesemmel: a round white bread roll (Semmel) with a warm slice of, well, Leberkäse inside. … [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. We have 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 through a dramatic takeover of the … [Read more...] about Lebkuchen (sort of Gingerbread)