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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)

Emperor’s Marble Cake

We know very well, also/especially from films, that the Emperor Franz Joseph I. was very much in love with his wife Sisi. However, there were some other women in his life. One of them was the actress Katharina Schratt (1853-1940),… (READ MORE)

Kaiserschmarrn (Emperor’s Mess)

Roztrhaná palacinka

A shredded pancake traditionally served with Zwetschkenröster (a fruit compote made out of plums) is one of the main pillars of Viennese cuisine. The Emperor Franz Joseph I. liked it very much, that is the reason why it is called… (READ MORE)

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