17. März 2006


reading about your traditional dishes in other languages actually gives you a hole different point of view. at least for me it shifts perceptions. it transforms the usual, the not ecxiting and sometimes even dull everyday dishes into lucullan highlights and flavourful masterpieces. it also lets you discover new ways to prepare dishes since even when it comes to food a tiny country like austria has an astounding variety of possibilities to offer. it almost seems that even cooking is colored by the local dialect here ...

i was surprised to see that the big bookstore in my town is acutally going global with quite a variety of austrian cookbooks in other languages in stock.

this is nice for tourists and guests from other countries as well as for anglophile people like me :)


Tea hat gesagt…

Ah, I am jealous! When I lived in Vienna I could only find one Austrian cookbook in English (of course, that was more than 10 years ago). I will have to see if I can find something better these days here in the US. Thanks for the inspiration!

tschoerda hat gesagt…

well, i can always stick one in a parcel and mail it to you :)