In case you're rusty on your schnitzel history, the folks at Seven Hens have you covered with their list of seven facts you didn’t know you wanted to know about the restaurant, and of course, schnitzel.
1. As legend has it, 7th century Byzantine Kaiser Basileios the first liked his meat covered with sheets of gold to display his wealth. Following him, the commoners tried to do the same. However, the practice was too expensive so they created an alternative by using “yellow gold” (bread crumbs).
2. Schnitzel is enjoyed all over the world in different ways. Wikipedia lists 41 variations. We know over 200, but how about we start by offering you 7?
3. We believe in honest food and use the finest ingredients including trans-fat free canola oil, making our all-natural schnitzel quite healthy.
4. The owners hail from Israel where schnitzel is the most popular street food (followed by Falafel as a close second).
5. The Austrians and Italians still quarrel over who came up with the modern-day version of schnitzel. Even though some historians think that the Romans were pounding, breading and frying their meat before the rest, it’s generally associated with Germany and Austria.
6. Slang dictionaries give schnitzel a wide host of entertaining, somewhat x-rated, meaning... We’ll just say that in Germany you can use the word schnitzel in lieu of “Honey,” as in “I am crazy about you my little schnitzel” or “she is as cute as a schnitzel... ”
7. It tastes really good. Seriously.
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