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Austria ❀ Wienerschnitzel and Potato Salad

For the first time on this food blog, a country’s national dish is also a global classic.  You’ll find wienerschnitzel on menus around the world, with varying degrees of success.  Wikipedia lists 41 countries where some sort of breaded cutlet is eaten.  Done well and made fresh, these cutlets are a juicy, crunchy delight.  Done wrong, or left to sit under cafeteria lights for hours, they can be rubbery and taste more like greasy slabs of sawdust.  Austrians get billing as the world’s über-eaters, and -makers, of schnitzel.  The clue’s in the name, after all!  This week, then, was an exercise in learning about schnitzel from the best of them.

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Albania ❀ Gjellë Me Arra (Slow-cooked meat with walnut sauce)

Albanian cuisine is another new one for me – cooking methodically like this has already made me realise how limited my usual repertoire is, despite my best intentions.  Someone is always eating something somewhere that you’ve never heard of, or thought to cook.  Today’s dish is gjellë me arra, a dish of slow-cooked meat in walnut sauce.  Continue reading

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