Angelika Kreitner-Beretits of Vienna Sunday Kitchen
Today it becomes again culinary in the blog, because today I introduce you to Angelika Kreitner-Beresits. She is a passionate food blogger and with her Vienna Sunday Kitchen you will not only get to know the great Austrian recipes but also the 89 year old grandmother of Angelika. Because she also plays a very important role in the blog.
And if you want now want to start with trying out the fine things, do not miss next week’s blog post as Angelika has a typical recipe from Austria prepared for you. Reading is strongly recommended.
By the way, Angelika is also the initiator of the Vienna Cooking Classes. But now she tells you more about all of this.
Your profession and offer
In my "normal" job, I work in an engineering office, as a balance I run the Foodblog Vienna Sunday Kitchen, because I like to cook and photograph. The blog is written in English and German and deals with classic Viennese cuisine. I also particularly like to present recipes and cooking tips of my 89-year-old grandma.
Out of this blog, the idea for the "Vienna Cooking Classes" has developed, an initiative where hobby cooks invite you to cook together at home. The cooking classes are aimed at tourists, but of course also for Viennese who want to look into the cooking pots of other hobby cooks.
Where were you born?
My parents are actually both grown up in Vienna and my family is a Burgenland-Niederösterreich-Wien mixture. But I was born in Arequipa, Peru, because my parents worked there for three years as a development aid. As I was a year old, we came back to Vienna, so I can not remember that time.
What is so special about your work? What do you like about it? How did you get the idea doing this?
For my project or hobby as a food blogger and initiator of Vienna Cooking Class I have an incredibly diverse activity, where I can get so creative.
What I like so much is the fact that I can try a lot of new things while cooking, because the blog always “demands” for new recipes.
At the cooking classes I have the exchange with the many great people who love cooking just as much as I do. One can always learn such a lot.
Do you have a typical day?
At the moment, the typical day is that after my office job in the evening I try to do as much as I can for the Foodblog or the Vienna Cooking Classes. Develop new recipes and then take photos, edit photos or make videos of recipes, flyer design, improve things on the homepage, or answer mails. As all the activities are so versatile, it never gets boring.
So a typical day in that sense does not exist, because always something else comes along.
Something special to remember (anecdote,…)
For the Foodblog I once wanted to make liver dumplings myself - and I imagined that I can do it without a meat wolf ... This was a mistake and a big kitchen catastrophe. Since then, I am also a lot more tidy while cooking and prepare myself better for my recipes.
3 words that describe me
Coffee junkie, kitchen chaotic, caramel-pure-eater
Why I like living in Vienna ...
Vienna is the perfect melange - cozy, but not boring, there is plenty of nature, (in the summer the Danube Island is my living room!), but also great cultural offers and good food.
What do you like about the city?
The Viennese charm is mixed with one of the most livable cities in the world! This contrast makes for me in a special way the charm of the city. The beauty of Vienna always has a bitter, melancholic note. This makes the city more interesting, as if everything was just funny and cheerful and superficial.
Angelika's tips for Vienna
My personal Vienna tip …
A cooking course in a private Viennese apartment at Vienna Cooking Classes.
Otherwise I can highly recommend the Heurigen (vine taverns) in Stammersdorf - they are not as expensive and overfilled as other Viennese Heurigen, but have good wine, great food and cozy ambience. Take tram no. 31 to Stammersdorf and then most of the Heurigen can be reached on foot along Stammersdorfer Straße or Stammersdorfer Kellergasse.
My favourite place in Vienna …
The Danube Island.
My favourite restaurant in Vienna …
As a (former) Floridsdorferin and for the perfect Vienna experience, I can recommend the "Birner" at the Old Danube in the summer - typical Viennese cuisine, but also good fish. If you're lucky, you sit right on the water and have a view of the sunset and swans passing by ...
Gasthaus Birner An der Ob. Alten Donau 47, 1210 Wien – U6 bis Floridsdorf and then a 10 minutes walk to the Alte Donau.
Next week, a very special recipe from Angelika waits for you with a very prominent representative of the Austrian, sweet kitchen: the Apple Strudel
If you want to read more of Angelika, find even more great recipes, then check out her blog Vienna Sunday Kitchen. You can cook the recipes easily in your apartment. Or simply register for one of the exciting cooking classes of the Vienna Cooking Classes.