Kolozsvári layered sauerkraut – Kolozsvári rakott káposzta

Kolozsvári layered sauerkraut

We Hungarians like to make challenging foods, layered dishes serve as a good example. Don’t worry, their preparation doesn’t call for professional skills, but you will face a big pile of messy pots and pans that have to be washed up afterwards. 🙂 Kolozsvári layered sauerkraut is one of the … More

Hungarian potato soup

Hungarian potato soup

Potato is an essential crop in Hungary, it’s an integral part of our food supply. Potatoes were domesticated in the Andes approximately 7,000–10,000 years ago, but they were introduced outside the Andes only about five centuries ago. It is the world’s fourth-largest food crop, following maize, wheat, and rice, and … More

Langalló – The Hungarian pizza


Langalló, kenyérlángos, töki pompos, Scythian pizza – they all are the names of an old Hungarian food. Langalló is a flat bread, similar to the traditional Italian pizza, but instead of tomato sauce it’s topped with sour cream, bacon, sausage, onion and cheese. A long time ago bread baking was … More

Hungarian sauerkraut soup – Korhelyleves

Sauerkraut soup

The Hungarian name of this sauerkraut soup is korhelyleves whose literal English translation means drunkard’s soup. It’s eaten traditionally on New Year’s Day  as it’s considered to be an effective cure of hangover.  The soup’s sourish flavour can supposedly relieve the hangover’s unpleasant symptomes – in the absence of personal … More