Why can you find Italian Recipes on an Austrian Cooking Portal? Because we just LOVE everything about our southern neighbor. We cherish the sea, the fashion, the fancy cars (even those we can most possibly never afford!), the language, the art and of course THE ITALIAN FOOD! It is safe to say: Italy is our most favorite culinary neighbor!

Therefore we have literally adopted Italian food! So much that it is actually already an established part of our local cuisine. This goes to such lenghts as the Austrians having chosen the Tiramisu as the most popular Austrian dessert.

Heavenly dessert - Italian Tiramisu
Fotocredit: Evgenija – fotolia.de Heavenly dessert – Italian Tiramisu

We probably couldn’t live without pizza or lasagna and mozzarella is one of the most popular cheeses. An needless to say, that Aperol, Prosecco and Co. are among the favourite drinks of the Austrians.

Tasty Italian Pizza
Fotocredit: stanislav_uvarov – fotolia.de Tasty Italian Pizza
Juicy Italian Lasagna
Fotocredit: Leonid – fotolia.de Juicy Italian Lasagna


A funny anecdote: We love spaghetti  and the Austrians’ favourite pasta dish is “Spaghetti Bolognese” – spaghetti with tomato sauce with herbs and minced meat. Bizarrely, in Italy Bolognese sauce is not a thing. So we Austrians even invent our own Italian Recipes! We are happy to share it with you!

Tasty Spaghetti Bolognese
Fotocredit: suriya – fotolia.de Tasty Spaghetti Bolognese