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!┬áThank 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. ┬áThe 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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