Austrian cuisine is a style of cuisine native to Austria and poised of influences from all through the earlier Austro-Hungarian Empire. Famous dishes that must be tried consist of wonderful soups – goulasch, pumpkin, or garlic. Tiroler Gröstl, a cheering version of rösti is perfect at lunchtime. Desserts not to miss are kaiserschmarrn, shredded pancake and fruit compote invented for the Emperor Franz Josef; topfenstrudel, made with cottage cheese; Salzburger Nockerln, a sort of meringue; and the omnipresent apfelstrudel. If you're as hungry as a horse you might go for a germknödel, a alarming feathery dumpling with a mix of poppy seeds and sugar, filled with peppery plum jam and melted butter on top.