AUSTRIAN SOULFOOD: SEMOLINA DUMPLINGS WITH VEGGIE SOUP

Semolina dumpling soup is probably one of the most beloved Austrian classics that will definitely qualify as “Soul Food”. When beeing a student, I always had ready-made semolina dumpling soup on stock, in order to have it on my table quickly on a rainy evening after a long day. But of course homemade always tastes better and… Continue reading AUSTRIAN SOULFOOD: SEMOLINA DUMPLINGS WITH VEGGIE SOUP

CREAMY CHESTNUT SOUP WITH POMEGRANATE AND WALNUT TOPPING

Why would I post a recipe for chestnut soup in springtime? Isn’t that somehow an autumn / winter recipe, isn’t it? Well, yeah, but there can be these grumpy rainy days when you may want to prepare this wonderful creamy chestnut soup. For example on days like these: Today is one of those days where you are allowed… Continue reading CREAMY CHESTNUT SOUP WITH POMEGRANATE AND WALNUT TOPPING

CREAMY WILD GARLIC SOUP WITH DANDELION LEAVES (VEGAN)

Wild garlic / Ramson can be found at many places in Vienna at this time of the year, therefore my new recipe today is a very simple, but wonderful recipe for a wild garlic soup with dandelion leaves. The soup works out without any whipped cream, but is still deliciously creamy. Also, I added some dandelion leaves, so the soup is… Continue reading CREAMY WILD GARLIC SOUP WITH DANDELION LEAVES (VEGAN)

LIVER DUMPLINGS. THE SECOND PART OF THE TRAGEDY

In my last posting about Viennese Leberknödel (Liver Dumplings) I learned that good preparation and the right tools can be really important sometimes.   And here, poor fool! with all my lore I stand, no wiser than before — Goethe, The first Part of the Tragedy of Faust   Here comes the second part of… Continue reading LIVER DUMPLINGS. THE SECOND PART OF THE TRAGEDY

LIVER DUMPLINGS. THE FIRST PART OF THE TRAGEDY

Actually, the story of the liver dumplings is more of a nightmare scenario than a tragedy, but at least there is a moral! And a happy ending! (Here is the second part of the story) But let me start with the beginning:   Who knows not the lore Of the Elements four, Their resources And forces, Will fail with disaster. Their… Continue reading LIVER DUMPLINGS. THE FIRST PART OF THE TRAGEDY

BEETROOT SOUP WITH HORSERADISH

This beetroot soup with horseradish was such a big success that I need to share the recipe, even if it’s not a granny recipe, neither my own creation. Beets are just great for fall and winter, not only because they are healthy, but also because you can get locally grown ones these times in Austria. As… Continue reading BEETROOT SOUP WITH HORSERADISH