Monthly Archive: January 2015

Túrós csusza

Túrós csusza

Túrós csusza is a traditional Hungarian pasta dish that consists of egg noodles, curd cheese, sour cream and smoked bacon. The noodles are cooked in salted water, drained, mixed with curd cheese, topped with...

Magnates walnut pie

Magnate’s walnut pie

My grandmother often baked this walnut pie, especially for holidays. This pie can be stored without refrigeration, and it was a great thing in the old days when fridge didn’t even exist. Although written...

Pork jelly

Hungarian pork jelly – Kocsonya

In Hungary pork jelly or kocsonya is known as a main dish, usually cooked during the carnival season. As a Hungarian journalist said, kocsonya is “the etheral essence of pig”. It’s not far from...

Paprika crescent

Paprika crescents

The recipe of paprika crescents originates from the region of Kalocsa, a small town on the Southern Great Plain, 110 km far from Budapest, near the Danube’s left bank. Kalocsa is famous not only...

Chocolate pretzel

Chocolate covered pretzels

Chocolate covered pretzels can be baked at home, there is no wizardry in it. The only thing you need is a handy kitchen gadget, a pretzel cutter that makes easier to reproduce these crisp...

Hungarian curd cheese squares

Hungarian curd cheese squares in Rákóczi style

This sophisticated cake was named after János Rákóczi, a Hungarian confectioner and chef (1897-1966), its recipe was first published for a food magazine in 1937. It aquired international attention at the Expo in Brussels...

Sauerkraut soup

Hungarian sauerkraut soup – Korhelyleves

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...

Lentil salad

Lentil salad

Lentil is one of our oldest sources of food. This legume originates from Asia and it has been part of the human diet since neolithic times, being one of the first crops domesticated in...