Legend has it that Wiener Schnitzel is Italian, and general Radetzky brought the recipe from Milano to Vienna. I heard this story while touring the Imperial Apartments at the Hofburg in Vienna during my semester abroad in college. Apparently the story is not true.
Regardless of its origins, this dish is amazing which explains why we still make it centuries after it was first created. Growing up this was one of my favorite dishes and it remains a comfort food to this day. I tend to make Schnitzel whenever there is a storm, blizzard, or hurricane and I’m stuck in the house. The blizzard of February 2013 will be one to remember, and I’m also hoping that you, my dear reader, will remember this dish and make it at least once. If you make it once, you’ll make it again.