Hallelujah Spaghetti Carbonara

I have finally perfected the glory that is a truly delicious carbonara. All of these years I have been operating under the misconception that a carbonara is rife with milk, cream, butter, insert lactose-intolerant nightmare here…but no, it’s actually much simpler than that. In fact, a carbonara IS simple. There are very few ingredients, very […]

Kaffeefabrik

Lately I’ve been drinking coffee. It seems appropriate in Vienna where coffee is revered, however, I haven’t been drinking coffee like a true Viennese. Instead, I’ve been grabbing it on the go to stay awake during long days and I think I may be insulting the city with my paper cups and sprinkle of brown […]

Happy New Year!

Here is a story that I wrote for a WorldNomads travel writing competition last year. The challenge was to write about understanding a culture through food and I just so happened to tell a story about ringing in the New Year in Vienna. This year I will be ringing in the New Year at Vienna’s […]

Breakfast Time

One of my favorite luxuries in life is going out for breakfast. Breakfast is a deceivingly simple meal and a typical American breakfast is far removed from a typical Austrian one. While I used to miss some of my staples (pancakes, omelettes, homefries), I’ve grown to enjoy the Austrian variety greatly – and at the […]

Feschmarkt

The Ottakringer Brewery in the 16th district hosts a variety of different festivals, concerts, and events throughout the year. The Feschmarkt, an event that takes place at least twice a year in June and November, brings definitively indie/alternative Viennese artists together in a space with its very own style and flare – the artists set […]

Mushroom Country

The season of mushrooms is upon us! In fact, the season of mushrooms has been¬†upon us – from approximately July to September.¬†Walk past any restaurant or cafe in Vienna and you will see menus boasting various cuts of meat doused in mushroom cream sauces, the more robust mushrooms fried like schnitzel and served with tartar […]

Eureka!

Since February I have been on a quest to find the elusive Popcorn Milka chocolate bar. I glimpsed it once – on the shelves of my neighborhood Mueller – and penniless, I promised myself I would return as soon as possible to make it mine. While I may not be an avid chocolate fan, I […]

Veganista

Veganista Ice Cream is, to put it simply, the best vegan ice cream I have ever tasted – and as a lactose-intolerant, food-loving woman, I have tasted my fair share of watery, fruit-based piles of ice that have more in common with a snow cone than a sundae. I am in awe of the flavors […]

Ode to Vienna

This blog will be my ode to Vienna; to living in a city that is equal parts concert and coffin, city and sanctuary.