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Austria's specialities originate from all countries of the former monarchy: Hungary, Bohemia, Italy.... They were perfected here, turned into joys for the eyes and the taste-buds. The expression of a joie de vivre that is equally to be found in a simple corner cafe or a luxury restaurant.

The food is the main thing wherever you are: Schnitzel and Tafelspitz. Kaiserschmarren and Powideltascherl. Vienna is a city of gourmets. The dishes are works of art, created by true enthusiasts. Poetic combinations of flour and sugar, like Sachertorte, Gugelhupf or Apfelstrudel. It's literally "o dolce vita" at the cake shops.

Apfelstrudel
Rolled pastry filled with apple, breadcrumbs and raisins.

Girardi-Rostbraten
Roast beef with bacon

Gugelhupf
A special Viennese cake. the ideal accompaniment to a Melange and an essential ingredient of Viennese afternoon coffee.

Kaiserschmarren (Emperor's Trifle)
A kind of desert omelet (or fluffy pancake) torn with two forks

Knödel
Light fluffy dumplings which contain seven basic ingredients: flour, potatoes, semolina, bread rolls, ricotta, cheese and yeast

Krapfen
Deep fried pastries, like doughnuts

Sachertorte
A chocolate cake made according to a traditional recipe developed by Franz Sacher

Tafelspitz
Prime beef from the rump boiled and garnished with horseradish and apple sauce, chive sauce, served with home-fried or roast potatoes

Wiener Schnitzel
Veal cutlet breaded and fried

Zwiebelrostbraten
Braised beefsteak with onions

Zwetschkenroster
Stewed plums

Austria
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Austrian recipes:
Apple Strudel (Apfelstrudel)
Bohemian Omelets (Bohmische omeletten)
Chocolate Hazelnut Pudding (Nohr im Hend)
Cottage Cheese Dumplings (Topfenknodel)
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