Throughout the countries I’ve travelled to – and I’ve been to plenty of delightful places so far – Austria has a special spot in my heart when it comes to delicious foods. Not only do I seize the chance to have a yummy lunch or snack every time I’m visiting Austria’s beautiful sceneries, stunning plazas and fairytale castles, but while I’m home, I’ve always tried to cook certain Austrian specialties that left me speechless. As my cooking attempts have always failed, I’ve reached the conclusion that no recipe on the internet will ever get as tasty as the authentic stuff that you’ll find in-house. Therefore, I highly recommend you fully enjoy Austria by trying some of my favorite local food.
The Habsburg Empire was a great power in the past centuries, dominating a part of Central and Eastern Europe. The empire hosted different cultures and traditions of conquered peoples, which led to a great diversity and multicultural richness. Austria has inherited all this wealth and its cuisine is perhaps the best example of what can result from such an ethnic amalgam.
In recent years, Austria has turned into a delightful destination for flavor lovers worldwide. Contrary to the serious nature of the Austrians, their dishes are colorful and sometimes extravagant. The combinations of ingredients give birth to unique culinary wonders.
I bet you’re already craving dishes whose names are still a mystery to you, so let me enlighten you as we start our Austrian culinary journey.