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Vienna
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
“My husband will be thrilled to have his favorite soup for dinner”, the slender, fair-haired woman says as I stow the tomatoes and zucchinis from my grandmother’s garden into her worn black backpack. With another “thank you”, the stranger leaves delighted, taking two steps at a time. I close the door of my apartment; happy the vegetables will not...
We canvassed the town to bring you the best of Vienna’s Krapfen selection.In Vienna, it seems that sugary confections beckon from every bakery's shop window and grocer’s aisles. The Konditorei (confectioner) near my apartment reminds me, daily, that it is Krapfenzeit – the pre-lenten period when it’s “permitted” to overindulge in these fat-soaked, apricot jelly filled doughnuts, dusted with sugar....
So the invite specifies BYOB (Bring Your Own Booze), but in close circles your choice will speak volumes. Gone are the days of blindly pulling a bottle of the cheapest Veltliner off a supermarket shelf or grabbing the first six pack within reach. When it comes to beer, as with wine, you are what you drink and who wants...
Craft beer Vienna
Finding a decent pint in Vienna is not a challenging task. However, with the advent of craft beers and microbreweries, a certain snobbery regarding hops and malt has become pervasive. While most of us are well served with a Krügel of whatever’s on tap, more and more often we find ourselves in the company of someone who refuses to...
gluten free
I got sick and tired of constantly asking Viennese waiters, "Is this gluten-free?" So I put together this gourmet's guide to worry-free, gluten-free ViennaSchnitzel, dumplings, and vitrines teaming with tempting pastries are omnipresent in Vienna; however, it can be hard to enjoy the local cuisine when one suffers from a food allergy, sensitivity or an intolerance. Luckily, things have...
Nothing says “be mine” like giving your sweetheart seductive, sticky confections in a fancy box. Luckily for you, this city understands luxury candy better than most A dollop of dark chocolate filled with velvety nougat and topped with caramel crunch will surely make any valentine weak in the knees. On the search for the perfect delicious decadence, you’ll find a...
vienna ice cream
With legions of purveyors of frozen treats, Vienna screams for ice cream.by Catherine Hooker & Conrad SmithIn a city so enamored with sweets, it’s no surprise Vienna loves its ice cream: Ever since Italian confectioners came to the imperial capital looking for work in the 18th century, locals have embraced gelato, making it an integral part of summer; and with...
viennese cuisine
A tour of the flavors Vienna has borrowed from across Central Europe Austrians love eating well, and while Wiener Küche (Viennese cuisine) is famous well beyond the city limits, some of its most popular dishes so proudly touted as local delicacies were brought over from neighboring countries.As the multicultural capital of an empire of over 50 million in its heyday, immigrants flocked to Vienna from all over the realm, bringing...
Thanksgiving Vienna
Just because you're a long way from home doesn't mean you can't enjoy Thanksgiving right here in ViennaFor many Americans, Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday. A time to reunite with one's family, without all the stress of the Christmas season. Being far away from your stateside relatives can be sad, yet perhaps a blessing in disguise. Just think: you...
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