Monthly Archive: February 2014

Hen soup in Újházy style

Pursuant to an online survey it’s our country’s favorite soup, obligatory part of the menu of weddings and special events. It’s named after Ede Újházy (1841-1915), a successful Hungarian character actor played in Debrecen....

Chimney Cake

Chimney Cake (or Kürtőskalács in Hungarian) is a popular pastry specific to the Hungarian-speaking regions, mainly to Szekler Land (East Transylvania). You can get it at festivals, funfairs, at the beach, and even from...

The great tale-teller’s favorite soup

Jókai bean soup is named after Mór Jókai (1825-1904), one of the greatest Hungarian writers. He was the greatest figure of Hungarian romantic prose. But his enormous life-work can’t be categorized only in one...

Pork stew with sauerkraut

Pork stew with sauerkraut is an obligatory dish of pig-killing day in several regions of the country. Traditionally it’s served for lunch, it’s a real energy bomb, very tasty, high in calories, but it...