Austrian cuisine ~ World Food and Drink

Friday, December 9, 2011

Austrian cuisine

Cuisine Austria (Österreichische Küche) is kind of typical Austrian cuisine and culinary heavily influenced by the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the past. In addition, many influences from the cuisines of other countries such as Italy, Hungary, Germany and the Balkans that makes Austrian cuisine is unique and influential in Europe.

One of the famous dish, Wiener Schnitzel ie, is said to go from Milan, Italy in the 16th century.

Austrian cuisine is associated with the cuisine of the region's capital, Vienna cuisine, other than variations in regional dishes.

Famous cuisine of Vienna

Rindsuppe (beef soup) soup with a clear golden color.
Tafelspitz, beef simmered in broth, and served with apple sauce and horseradish.
Gulasch, pörkölt hotpot similar to Hungarian - cuisine is eaten with rolls, bread or dumplings ("Semmelknödel").
Beuschel, minced meat made ​​from veal lung and liver.
Liptauer, spicy cheese butter smeared on bread.
Selchfleisch, bacon cooked with Sauerkraut and dumplings.
Powidl, thick and spicy jam made ​​from plums.
Apfelstrudel, cakes (strudel) content of apples
Topfenstrudel, cream cheese strudel.
Palatschinken, pancakes similar to French crepes, filled with jam, sugar and so on.
Kaiserschmarrn, soft-textured pancake made ​​from flour and egg dough baked with a smear of butter, and eaten with cranberry sauce.
Germknödel, dumplings made ​​from flour dough mixed with poppy seeds and sugar, filled with spicy plum jam and melted butter on top, and served with vanilla cream.

Wiener Schnitzel.

The most widely consumed meat Austrian citizens are pork, beef and chicken. Wiener Schnitzel dishes for example, made ​​of veal. In culinary Austria, almost all parts of the pork used, including the muzzle and legs. Austrian butcher cut the meat in particular to obtain certain parts, such as "Tafelspitz" (beef), and "Fledermaus" (pork), named because its shape resembles a bat. Austrian cuisine using many types of sausages, such as "Frankfurter", "Debreziner", or "Burnwurst", "Blunzn" made of pig's blood and "Grüne Würstl" the green. Sausage is green because it is dried and consumed by boiling. In Austria, bacon called Speck, and can be smoked, salted, spiced and so on.

Schweinsbraten, is roast pork with dumplings Semmelknödel and cabbage salad.

Snacks Cake (Torte)
Linzer torte.

The Austrians are very like cake. There are many types of cake made ​​from ingredients fresh fruit and grain. Austria is generally difficult Cake recipes and techniques created and controlled by the cake maker. "Konditorei" is a specialist in making the cake and marking "Café-Konditorei" and "Bäckerei-Konditorei" indicates that the store is dedicated to making a traditional cake.

Linzer torte, cake tar.
Sachertorte, a chocolate cake given substance apricot jam and whipped cream.
Dobostorte, caramel cake.
Esterhazy Torte, Cake, which was introduced from Hungary in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.


Desserts (dessert) Austria a little more complicated than the cake in the making. For example:

Apfelstrudel, thin pastry filled with apples, cinnamon and raisins.
Topfen, sour cheese-filled cake.
Weichselstrudel, cake-filled sour cherries.
Mohnstrudel, pastry filled with sweet cherry and poppy seeds.
Kaiserschmarr'n, soft and thin pancakes made ​​from raisins and fruit, cut into pieces and served with a compote of fruit or vegetables (usually made ​​from plums called Zwetschkenröster).
Salzburger Nocken, tender cake that comes from Salzburg.
Danish pastry, cakes coming from Vienna and in Denmark called wienerbrød (Vienna bread). Danish pastry recipe was brought to Denmark by Austrian cake maker employed at Danish pastry shop in 1850.


Coffee drinks in Austria is presented in a variety of ways, especially in the Wiener Kaffeehaus (Viennese Cafe), cafes that sell specialty coffee drinks typical of Austria for a long time. Austria reputedly known as the first European country to popularize coffee to other countries after the sack of coffee beans left behind when Austria won against the Turks in the Battle of Vienna in 1683. Drinking coffee in Austria became an important part of everyday social life. Usually they serve pastries with coffee drinks to the guests who visited the house. Currently the Italian style coffee became more popular as cappuccino, espresso and caffè latte. The types of specialty coffee drinks Austria:

Einspänner, coffee served in glasses.
Kleiner Brauner Grosser Brauner or, single or double Mokka with milk.
Verlängerter, Mokka milk with the addition of more water
Melange, Mokka in part with half warm milk and foamed milk is poured on it.
Franziskaner - Melange fed whipped cream.
Kapuziner - Kleiner Schwarzer fed whipped cream.
Einspänner - Grosser Schwarzer with whipped cream.
Wiener Eiskaffee - Mokka ice with vanilla ice cream, with whipped cream.


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