Understanding Vienna

Lenten Pickled Herring: Why Viennese Traditionally Eat Heringsschmaus on Ash Wednesday (Where to Eat & Buy Plus a Recipe to Try)

On the day after Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, Catholics worldwide begin the solemn season of Lent. This is a time of sacrifice and reflection when rich and indulgent foods are avoided in favor of simple, nourishing meals. In Austria, this transition is marked by a traditional dish called Heringsschmaus …

A Timeless Journey Through Zweig’s Vienna: Unveiling the Essence of ‘The World of Yesterday’

Stefan Zweig’s The World of Yesterday – The Enduring Appeal of a Masterpiece Discovering the Past Through a Literary Lens In the realm of literary masterpieces that offer a window into the past, Stefan Zweig’s memoir, ‘The World of Yesterday: Memoirs of a European,’ stands as a monumental work. This …

Billy Joel’s “Vienna”: his most Popular Song, is a Melancholic Ballad with a Timeless Message and Heartwarming Backstory

Billy Joel’s “Vienna” remains his most popular song, even though the song was never released as a single or became a hit. “Vienna” is a melancholic ballad that is widely regarded as one of Billy Joel’s signature songs. The song features a piano-driven melody and introspective lyrics that speak to …

The Wladigeroff brothers

The Wladigeroff brothers are a Bulgarian gift to Vienna. A Legendary Family heats up Vienna. To say that the Wladigeroff Brothers come from an artistic, let alone musical family, would be like bringing coals to Newcastle! Konstantin and Alexander Wladigeroff, along with their sister Ekaterina Wladigeroff (piano), were weened on …

Cooking with Dahlias

Why not try cooking with dahlias? Here is everything you need to know about dahlias and three recipes to get you started. Dahlias are the national flower of Mexico. They have a long history and were prized as decorative flowers, but also as food and medicine. The tubers are a …

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