Austrians love good food and have a large variety of recipes derived from the various cultures that exist in Austria. Some favorite foods are Wienerschnitzel (breaded veal), Sachertorte (chocolate cake with apricot jam), Knodel (potato dumplings), and goulash.
Often the day begins with a light breakfast. Later in the morning, some eat a second, heartier breakfast, including goulash or hat sausages. The main meal can be at midday or in the evening. It usually includes pasta, soup, or meat with potatoes. Afternoon tea may include sandwiches, pastries, and coffee. Austrians enjoy beer, wine, herbal teas, apple juice with sparkling mineral water, fruit juices, and soft drinks.