Viennese Doughnut

January 27, 2015

People in Vienna love doughnuts as much as Americans love their own version. The Austrian capital also has its own famous doughnut known as the Krapfen and it is usually filled with apricot or raspberry jam. Some have vanilla and chocolate fillings. 

While in Vienna, you can choose to buy this either from a cafe or from a vendor peddling Krapfen such as those in the different markets found in the city. You can even experience watching these doughnuts fried in front of you and then sprinkled with powdered sugar. 

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Top Food Searches in Austria in 2014

December 28, 2014

People in Austria including Vienna love their own food. Not surprising at all because their native land boasts of delicious food.

This year is no different as Austrians continued to search for varied food items via the Google search engine. You might be interested what they are so we’re sharing them with you here. 

The parasol mushroom which is a very popular fungus made it to the top spot. 

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Austrian Candy A Hit in the U.S.

December 28, 2014

Food products from Austria reach many countries around the world including the U.S. But not many Americans know that one of the candies they love was actually invented in Austria. 

The Pez peppermint candy is popular among Americans for its acid taste and unique dispensers. Invented in 1927 by Edward Haas, it is now 87 years old and has dominated the candy sector in the U.S. for 50 years. During those five decades, hundreds of Pez patented dispensers had been released making it a major part of the pop culture. 

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Lesser Known Yet Delicious Austrian Desserts

November 29, 2014

Austria and Vienna in particular are known for many things including its delicious sweet treats. But while many are aware of its popular desserts such as the Sachertorte and Apfelstrudel, there are quite a number of lesser known sweet treats that are as tasty and delicious.  

Get to know some of them here and who knows, you might just like them. 

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New Survey Says Austrians Love Coffee

November 24, 2014

There’s no doubt that coffee is a major part any Austrian’s life. In Vienna alone, there’s an abundance of coffee houses around the city offering various kinds of coffee drinks and pastries. 

A new survey has confirmed that majority or 92 percent of Austrians do drink coffee. It revealed that most adults in Austria drink  one or more cups on a daily basis. 

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Tips on Ordering Coffee in Vienna

November 24, 2014

Visiting Vienna is never complete without being able to savor its authentic coffee drinks. In fact, it is a must to try the different coffee flavors or variations for your greatest satisfaction. 

When you’re in a coffeehouse or cafe in Vienna, it’s not proper to simply order coffee. This is because more than a dozen variations are available there even in the smallest cafes. So make sure you do a little research of the different variants so you won’t get those stares from the locals. 

Hot Coffee

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Austrian Desserts Aim to be in Heritage List

November 1, 2014

In the culinary field, Austria is well known for its cakes, pastries and not to mention, the wines. As such, the country is aiming to have its cake and pastry culture included in the Intangible Cultural Heritage List of UNESCO. 

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Austrian Desserts Target UNESCO Heritage List

October 30, 2014

In the culinary field, Austria is well known for its cakes, pastries and not to mention, the wines. As such, the country is aiming to have its cake and pastry culture included in the Intangible Cultural Heritage List of UNESCO. 

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Vienna Spittelberg

October 14, 2014

If dining and wining are what you crave to experience while in Vienna, the Spittelberg is the perfect place to be. Situated in the Biedermeier district just next to the MuseumsQuartier, the area boasts of numerous cafes, bars and restaurants some of which have beautiful gardens in their courtyards. 

Here you will find small lanes and charming Biedermeier buildings that offer a romantic ambience to couples who want to relax after dark. The bars in the area range from the rustic type to the more trendy ones where students often hang out. 

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The Escargot Festival

September 23, 2014

The snail is used as a delicacy in many parts of the world particularly in France. This year, it will be introduced in Viennese cuisine through an event called the Escargot Festival. 

Farmer Andreas Gugumuck who has been breeding snails in Vienna for years now is behind this festival scheduled for September 29 to October 5. For this event, chefs from different restaurants will be invited to create a special dish containing the so-called escargot. 

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