Tag Archives: Food

Anything to do with food, including preparation, consumption, presentation, cultural meanings of food, symbolic meanings of food, spiritual meanings of food, etc.

The Secret of Sachertorte

Sachertorte is a chocolate sponge cake with apricot jam, covered in dark chocolate. It’s arguably one of the most important foods for Viennese people because it is one of the only foods to have been known to be created and made exclusively for the Viennese. In 1832 the cake was made by Franz Sacher for […]

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Coffeehouse Culture in Vienna

Coffeehouse Culture in Vienna         Austria is a small country located in Central Europe. This small country is most popular for its mountainous scenery due to the Alps rolling through the country. Austria is home to green valleys and beautiful lakes (The World Fact Book.) Vienna, the largest city in Austria, is […]

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Wiener Schnitzel and Why it Plays a Role

Nick Beauregard 11/22/16 Vienna Wiener Schnitzel and Why it Plays a Role Wiener Schnitzel is the term for a veal cutlet that has been pounded very thin, is breaded, and pan fried, and it is one of the most famous dishes of Austria.  The term literally means “Viennese Schnitzel”, or “little cut/sliver” and is protected […]

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Food in Sufi Culture

The Sufi have many practices and cultural foundations rooted in their treatment of food in preparation and presentation. Additionally, many of their practices are influenced by the surrounding cultures and the practices described in the Qur’an, the Islamic book of scriptures. Essentially, the Sufi food practices are derived from Islamic beliefs and seen shared throughout […]

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