AUTHENTIC APPLE STRUDEL (ÄPFELSTRUDEL) – VIENNA, AUSTRIA

The sweet, sugary scent of freshly baked apple strudel - there is nothing else quite like it! It is a traditional Viennese pastry and is also popular in other countries such as Italy, Germany, Romania, and Poland. It consists of sour apples and sweet raisins wrapped up in blankets of thin, flakey pastry. The dessert…

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CRISPY & FLAVOURFUL CHICKEN SCHNITZEL (HÜHNER SCHNITZEL) – VIENNA, AUSTRIA

A staple Austrian specialty, chicken schnitzel is a delicious, light dish that is one of the national dishes of Austria. A thin breaded fillet of chicken, chicken schnitzel is often served alongside a traditional Austrian potato salad and garnished with lemon slices and lingonberry sauce. Variations of the dish are served all around the world.…

AUSTRIAN POTATO SALAD (ERDÄPFELSALAT) – VIENNA, AUSTRIA

This delicious Austrian potato salad is the traditional accompaniment to wiener schnitzel, one of the principal delicacies of Austria. It is light, cool and when combined with schnitzel and lingonberry sauce, it is absolutely DEVINE! This simple dish uses basic, common ingredients and is quick and easy to prepare. In addition to schnitzel, it is…

REFRESHING SOUR CREAM & CUCUMBER SALAD (RAHMGURKENSALAT) – VIENNA, AUSTRIA

This recipe is the perfect side salad for a hearty main meal. Sour cream and cucumber salad is a simple, fresh and delicious traditional addition to a Viennese schnitzel dish as it is light and compliments the breaded meat beautifully! Sour cream and cucumber salad is particularly common in Austria, Hungary, and Poland. It works…

old viennese potato soup

HEARTWARMING VIENNESE POTATO SOUP (ALTWIENER ERDÄPFELSUPPE) – VIENNA, AUSTRIA

December has arrived and Christmas is almost upon us! If now isn't the best time to eat some delicious, heartwarming Viennese potato soup, then I don't know what is! This soup is a hot and hearty medley of potatoes, carrots, and celeriac, combined with various herbs and spices. It is the perfect cozy evening meal…

SWEET & FLUFFY BELGIAN WAFFLES – BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

I have always had a sweet-spot for waffles and was SO EXCITED to make traditional Belgian waffles from scratch in the heart of Brussels! There are different varieties of waffles, there are even two main types in Belgium alone: Brussels waffles and Liège waffles. This is an authentic recipe for Brussels waffles, which are rectangular…

HEARTY & TRADITIONAL PAELLA VALENCIANA – VALENCIA, SPAIN

Being in Spain for a month, we couldn't NOT make a traditional Paella Valenciana! A range of more simplistic and more varied paella dishes exist across the world today. However, this recipe is truly authentic and traditional, learned from scratch in Seville, Spain. Paella Valenciana gets its name from its origins in Valencia, Spain. However,…

spinach and chickpea tapas

SPANISH SPINACH & CHICKPEA TAPAS – SEVILLE, SPAIN

Spinach and chickpea tapas, also known as espinacas con garbanzos, is a simple and tasty Andalusian dish that is easy to make at home. One of Seville's most iconic recipes, it is difficult to resist the tantalising aromas of garlic, paprika, tomato, and cumin. It is so popular, that this traditional dish can be found…

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HEART-HEALTHY SPANISH SALMOREJO – SEVILLE, SPAIN

Here I give you a quick, simple and authentic salmorejo recipe direct from the mosaic streets of sunny Seville, Spain! Salmorejo is a cold soup consisting of tomatoes, bread, garlic, and olive oil. It is usually served as a starter and can be chilled for hours before eating. Therefore, It is a "no-fuss prep" meal…

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DELICIOUS PORTUGUESE PASTEL DE NATAS

Hands down one of my favorite sweet things to eat to this day, Pastel de Natas are the perfect dessert: light and delicate but also filling and truly, truly delicious! Pastel de Natas, also known as Portuguese custard tarts or pasteles de Belém, are small, delicious egg tarts with light, flakey pastry, often served with…