Austrian recipes have a heavy emphasis on meats and potatoes, so if you like hearty meals, you will love Austrian cuisine.
Because of its central location in Europe, Austrian cuisine draws influence from Germany, Italy, Hungary, and Slovakia from its shared history in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Vienna, Austria’s capital city for more than a thousand years, has also shaped cuisine with famous dishes like Wiener schnitzel, apfelstrudel, and Sachertorte. Throughout Austria, people will gather on Sundays for big family meals.
Austria’s main dishes are variations of meat and vegetables. Pork is used to make sausages and cured meats, beef is used for roasts and goulash, and chicken is fried or roasted. These meats are usually accompanied by carrots, turnips, parsnips, radish, beets, and potatoes.
Mustard and gherkins, or pickles, are served as condiments on the side. If you are a big dessert fan, there are various pastries, cakes, and tortes that incorporate chocolate, cheese, jam, and berry compotes.
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