(4) RECIPES WITH A STORY

Lent – Herring Salad and the Ceremony of Humility

Veľkonočný pôst sledí šalát

At the beginning of Lent, people in Vienna traditionally eat herring salad. Before I give you a recipe for that dish, I would like to write something about another tradition connected with this period of the year which was kept… (READ MORE)

Krapfen in Austria, Šišky (shishki) in Slovakia
Krapfen with Strawberry Foam

šišky krapfen

According to a legend which is very popular in Austria, there was the cook Cäcilia Krapf – because she was unhappy in love, she accidentally threw a dough prepared for baking in the heated fat on a pan. So a… (READ MORE)

Gingerbread, Lebkuchen, Pfefferkuchen, Medovníky…

medovníky gingerbread

Did you know that even the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans had baked “honey cakes” – the forerunner of the gingerbread we know? Honey had been the only widely available sweetener and they had believed it to be a gift… (READ MORE)

Mozartkugeln – The Original is Silver!

Mozartkugeln

At the beginning, it is just a small green ball of pistachio marzipan. Then it gets a coat of tasty nougat and finally a layer of dark chocolate… Hmmm, who does not know them? Mozartkugeln (Mozart balls) – a sweet… (READ MORE)

Salzburger Nockerl

Salzburské halušky

If you visit Salzburg you should definitely try its culinary specialty – Salzburger Nockerl. Salzburg was an archiepiscopate for many years. It is a very romantic city with a lot of sights. The Fortress Hohensalzburg belongs to the most famous… (READ MORE)

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