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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...

Stuffed_peppers_cooked

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...

Leavened_cucumber

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...

Apricot_pie

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...

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