Monthly Archives: December 2011

Winter Festival on the Danube Event Photos and Thank Yous


Our most recent Language of Food event, Winter Festival on the Danube, was a grand success, and our best attended event to date! We’d like to take a moment to thank all of the people who made the evening it possible, starting with you, our guests! Thank you! You are the heart of what we do and we appreciate your active participation in fostering cross-cultural understanding! Our sincere thanks go out … Continue reading

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Pastries of the Danube Region


Unlike so many of the pastries Austria is famous for, a good Apfelstrudel, or apple strudel, shouldn’t melt in the mouth. A crisp, cracking, brittle pastry with a crunchy, almost sharp resistance on the tongue is the true mark of strudel perfection: mushy, doughy, or wilted pastries need not apply.  The word strudel, in high middle German from which it was coined, means “whirlpool” or “eddy” and aptly conjures an … Continue reading

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