Made in Hungary

Creamy garlic soup

Creamy garlic soup

“If everyone ate more garlic, the world would be a happy place” – this saying comes from the famous food author Ruth Reichl and I completely agree with her. Garlic is one of the...

Roasted chicken legs with sausage

Roasted chicken legs with sausage

Chicken dishes are generally light and contain only a small amount of fat. However it doesn’t apply to the following recipe. This food is heavy, spicy and fatty, calling for a large bucket of...

Coconut cookie roll / Kókuszos keksztekercs

Coconut cookie roll – Kókuszos keksztekercs

Coconut cookie roll is an easy-to-make, no bake confection. Its dough is made from háztartási keksz, square shaped all-purpose crackers with a slightly sweet, neutral taste. If you use sweeter cookies, feel free to...

Cserta menti kanászleves

Cserta menti kanászleves

The name of this soup is another proof of the uniqueness of the Hungarian language. The English translation that can broadly describe its meaning sounds quite awkwardly: swineherd’s soup along Cserta. Cserta is a...

Ham square pasta

Sonkás kocka – Ham square pasta

Sonkás kocka is an old member of the Hungarian pasta repertoire, which has lost some of its glamour lately. The noodles are not only cooked, but also baked, topped with a savory ham-sour cream...

Fülesleves from Hódmezővásárhely

Fülesleves from Hódmezővásárhely

Hódmezővásárhely, a city in Southeast Hungary (25 km far from Szeged), has been one of the economic and cultural centers of the Great Hungarian Plain for centuries. The city’s name – which literally translates...

Sour cherry-chestnut cake

Sour cherry – chestnut cake

The annual consumption of chestnut in Hungary is about 2000-3000 tons, most of this quantity (despite that chestnut is a versatile food that can be used in both salty and sweet dishes)  is eaten...

Paprikás krumpli / Potato stew

Paprikás krumpli – Potato stew

Paprikás krumpli is a typical homemade dish, you can’t eat it in restaurants. It takes only 25-30 minutes to prepare this great stew, so it’s ideal for summer cookouts. It can be cooked on...

Noodles with semolina / Grízes tészta

Noodles with semolina – Grízes tészta

Noodles with semolina are a divisive food: it gives a lot of people the creeps, others even ask for a second helping. Though it’s a 10 minute dish requiring only a few ingredients, there...

Walnut sour cherry bread pudding

Walnut sour cherry bread pudding

This bread pudding is actually the summer version of the well known mákos guba. It’s similarly made with stale crescents soaked in vanilla custard. Instead of poppy seeds, however, I use ground walnuts and...

Likócsi gulyás

Likócsi pork goulash

I don’t know if this soup has been named after Likócs, a garden district of Győr, or  it has nothing to do with it, but it’s surely one of the best gulyás soups I...

Kaiser rolls

Kaiser rolls – Császárzsemle

Kaiser roll is a crusty round bread roll, originally from Austria, but due to those 51 years our country spent in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, this bakery product often appears on the Hungarian dining tables...

Meatballs with tomato sauce

These meatballs are made from the same meat mixture that is used to stuff cabbage leaves and wax peppers. They are cooked in salty water and eaten with tomato sauce (sometimes boiled potatoes are...

Meggyes-pite / Sour cherry squares

Meggyes pite – Sour cherry squares

The history of pies dates back thousands of years. Archaeological finds prove that people already baked filled pastries 9500 BC. Those pies with salty (meat, fish or vegetable) filling were foods for travelling. Sweet...

Breaded cauliflower - Rántott karfiol

Breaded cauliflower – Rántott karfiol

Cauliflower is usually considered a winter food, but thanks to greenhouses this great vegetable is already available whole year round and it deserves a spot on your table. In Hungary you can eat cauliflower...

Stuffed chicken legs

Stuffed chicken legs

Contrary to other parts of the world, where breast meat is almighty, in Hungary the most popular parts of the chicken are thighs and drumsticks. It’s not by chance because those parts are more...

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