Author: Eszter

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Stuffed peppers in tomato juice

A light summer dish with low carbohydrate content. It’s always made of sweet wax peppers, the most common type of peppers produced in Hungary. Cecei, one of the Hungarian wax pepper varieties is registered...

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Homemade fermented cucumbers

Fermented cucumbers – the eternal summer favourite, obligatory attendant of stews and roasted meats; sunshine and warm are necessary to prepare these delicious fermented pickles. The basic recipe isn’t too complicated: all you need...

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Ajvár

Ajvár is a Serbian sauce, but it becomes more and more popular in Hungary. It’s made from red pepper, aubergine and garlic, served with roasted meats, used to flavor salads or simply spread on...

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Heavenly apricot pie

Sweet. Fragrant. Beautiful. These three words come to my mind when we are talking about apricot. It’s one of the most valueable and healthy fruits. It’s perhaps the best source of vitamin A, beside...

Palots soup / Palócleves

Palots soup

Palots soup was invented by Johann Gundel, the founder of the Gundel dynasty. Johann arrived to Hungary in 1857 to try his luck. He made an incredible fast and ambitious career, in 1867 he...

Indiáner

The story of Indiáner relates closely to the Theater an der Wien whose intendant was Count Ferdinánd Pálffy in the first half of the 19th century. The count took notice of an Indian artiste...

Layered potatoes / Rakott krumpli

Layered potatoes (Rakott krumpli)

Rakott krumpli or layered potatoes are a typical, Hungarian, baked casserole-type dish. It’s made from only a few ingredients, but it contains all the main flavours of the Hungarian cuisine, this is why it’s...

Beef shank stew

Reading the post’s title a question may come up: why beef shank and not another beef part? Beef shank comes from the leg of a bull or a cow. Though it’s known for its...

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...

Prok stew with sauerkraut

Pork stew with sauerkraut

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

A world famous Hungarian spice

There is a common trait of many Hungarian dishes, namely they are inconceivable without paprika. If you browse in the old cook books of the 17th and 18th centuries, you can’t find paprika mentioned...

Pig Slaughter

Pig slaughter is a very important event in the villages, a part of the Hungarian culture for centuries. Pig is killed to provide the family with meat. It traditionally takes place in the winter...

Beigli

Several legends circulate about the beigli’s origin, but it’s sure that it appeared in Hungary in the second half of the 19th century and since then there is no Christmas without this pastry. Its...

Szaloncukor

Szaloncukor is a traditional Hungarian Christmas candy, a real Hungarikum which means that this candy is special, unique and only characteristic of Hungary. It was originally made of fondant, covered by chocolate. It’s wrapped...

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