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Greaves dumplings with Veltliner sauerkraut

Greaves dumplins with Veltliner sauerkraut in Poysdorf, Austria

At the Schreiber Inn (Gasthaus Schreiber) next to the former railway station of Poysdorf I had some greaves dumplings with Veltliner sauerkraut for lunch. Poysdorf is known for vineyards full of Green Veltliner so you will often see Veltliner Sauerkraut in the menus of local gastronomy.

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Salt-flower cake in Portorož

Salt-flower cake in Portorož, Slovenia

A delicacy of Portorož is the salt-flower cake (Torta Solni cvet). Portorož is known for the Sečovlje Saltworks (Sečoveljske soline) where salt is still produced in a traditional way. The depicted cake I had at the Café Central, a café of the LifeClass Hotels & Spa.

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Cheese platter at Millstatt Lake

Cheese platter at the Alexanderhütte high over Millstatt Lake, Austria

At the Alexanderhütte, a hut high over Millstatt Lake (Millstättersee) I had this faboulous cheese platter with a glass of elderberries sirup. All the cheese was made by an alpine diary attached to the hut. In Austria there are many alpine diaries where dairy(wo)men take care for the cows and produce such cheese and butter the whole summer round.

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Kocbek Oil Mill in Sv. Jurij ob Ščavnici

Pumpkin seed oil tasting at Kocbek oil mill in Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici, Slovenia

At the Kocbek oil mill I had the chance to taste products of pumpkin seeds produced by Gorazd Kocbek and his team. I was especially impressed by the roulades depicted above. Kocbek used pumpkin seeds instead of flour for creating these tasty pieces of dessert.

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Prekmurska gibanica in Prekmurje

A traditional dish in Prekmurje, Slovenia: Prekmurska gibanica

The Prekmurian layer cake (prekmurska gibanica) is a traditional dish in the Slovene region of Prekmurje. It contains poppy seeds, quark, walnuts and apples.

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Beef-rouladen Thuringian style in Erfurt

Beef-rouladen Thuringian style in Erfurt, Germany

A traditional Thuringian dish are beef-rouladen served with red cabbage, Thuringian dumblings, and some gravy for pouring over the meat. The Thuringian dumblings (Thüringer Klöße) are made of potatoes generally filled with croutons.

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Sheet cake at Leuchtenburg Castle in Seitenroda

Sheet cake (Blechkuchen) at Leuchtenburg Castle in Seitenroda, Germany

A traditional dish in Thuringia are sheet cakes (Blechkuchen). I had some of them at the tavern of Leuchtenburg Castle which is known for offering XXL versions of sheet cakes.

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Cooking class with Joachim Gradwohl

Cooking class with Joachim Gradwohl

At a cooking class in the rooms of the event resort Scalaria I was told by the Gault et Millau awarded chef Joachim Gradwohl and his partner Lilli Kolar (‘Lillifee’) how to prepare fish or to do some simpler things like creating ravioli.

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Weingut Gager in Deutschkreutz

Table for tasting at winery Gager in Deutschkreutz, Austria

Following a guided tour through Weingut Gager, a winery in Deutschkreutz, I joined a tasting in the salesroom of the winery. After having several tastings in old vaults it was a pleasant variation to sit at a modern table in a stylish room.

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Genussmeile in the Thermenregion Wienerwald

Church in Sooß, AustriaThe Genussmeile is an event which takes place every fall in the Thermenregion Wienerwald, an area south of Vienna. On that event one can walk along a wining and dining trail right in the vineyards between Mödling and Bad Vöslau.

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Genussregion Kleinwalsertaler Wild und Rind

The Austrian gusto region ‘Kleinwalsertaler Wild und Rind’ is dedicated to local cattle and game. It is located in Kleinwalsertal Valley which is part of the Austrian state Vorarlberg.

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Pumpkin seed oil tasting in Graz

Pumpkin seed oil degustation in Graz, Austria

During summer 2013 the organization Steirisches Kürbiskernöl g.g.A. (Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil P.D.O.) offers a tasting for pumpkin seed oil in a traditional restaurant of Graz. Opposite to other tastings of products this event doesn’t present different types of pumpkin seed oil for selling but explain the difference between Styrian pumpkin seed oil and another oils from abroad.