Monthly Archive: August 2014

Pork_ragout_with_pickled_cucumber

Tokány with pickled cucumber

The easiest and at the same time the most difficult thing in making tokány is that you can cook it as you like it. There are so many variants known that the word tokány...

Chicken-csorba-soup

Chicken csorba soup

Csorba soup is an emblematic meal of the Transylvanian cuisine. There are many different csorba recipes, so you can make experiments to find the best that meets your taste. It can be made from...

Dill-cottage-cheese-squares

Dill and cottage cheese squares

This dill and cottage cheese pie was my grandma’s favorite dessert. It’s a real peacetime recipe from her hand-written cook book. In fact, it can be regarded as a distant relative of the English...

Eggy-dumplings

Eggy dumplings

Here in Hungary we have some “national” dishes which make us sentimental when we think of them, but foreigners usually react with raised eyebrows if we mention these dishes to them. One of these...

Vegetable-marrow-soup

Vegetable marrow soup

We grow vegetable marrows every year, these giant plants are permanent members of our kitchen garden. Thanks to its high organic salt content marrow supports the function of the liver and pancreas, effectively protects...

Cottage cheese dumplings

Cottage cheese dumplings

Although it’s an easy-to-make dessert, it took years before I found the perfect recipe of these cottage cheese dumplings. It was shared by a chef in a newspaper and since then my dumplings are...

Homemade tomato sauce

Homemade tomato sauce alias ketchup

To tell you the truth, I stear clear of the industrial ketchup because I haven’t managed to make me familiar with its artificial taste. Sure, making your own homemade tomato sauce is not as...

Cucumber-salad-sour-cream

Variations on cucumber salad

This is the most popular salad in Hungary. Half of the Hungarians prefer the cucumber salad with sour cream, the other half swear by the recipe with vinegar. Both are wonderful, no matter which...

Lecsó

Lecsó

Lecsó looks faintly like the French ratatouille, however the main ingredients of this typical Hungarian summer one-course meal are pepper, tomato and onion. There are countless versions of lecsó, everyone has their own recipe...

Almás_pite

Hungarian apple pie

Hungarian apple pie my favorite dessert. Its grandeur lies in the recipe’s simplicity. Apple and cinnamon wrapped in short pastry – the world’s best flavour combination. It turns the grey weekdays into holiday. I...