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Pork ragout soup of Makó

Pork ragout soup of Makó

This hearty pork ragout soup comes from Makó, a town in Csongrád-Csanád county. Its distinctive tangy flavour and rich, thick texture enthrall those...

Noodle stew

Noodle stew

Noodle stew marries the rich flavors of slab bacon, smoked pork fat, and aromatic spices with the comforting embrace of noodles. In just 30 minutes,...

Sour cream chicken stew of Beregszász

Sour cream chicken stew of Beregszász

Beregszász (Berehove), located in the south-western part of Ukraine, 6 km from the Beregsurány-Asztély Hungarian-Ukrainian border crossing point,...

Mushroom stew

Mushroom stew

We Hungarians can make stew from almost anything, mushroom is no exception. Packed with a ton of essential vitamins and minerals, mushrooms make for...

Lentil stew

Lentil stew

If you are looking for a nutrient-packed, but no-fuss dish, this lentil stew can be a good choice for a hearty lunch or dinner. It’s a great way to...

White summer squash soup with dill

White summer squash soup with dill

Most summer squash today are varieties of Cucurbita pepo. Summer squash plants differ from winter squash because most summer squash varieties bear...

Cauliflower soup

Cauliflower soup

This is a more than 100 year-old recipe, it comes from my great-grandmother's collection. Even though the list of ingredients is short, this soup is...

Borsos kalács – Pepper buns

Borsos kalács – Pepper buns

The hometown of borsos kalács is Szeremle, a village in Bács-Kiskun county that lies south-west to Baja, by the river Sugovica. Agriculture plays an...

Mushroom soup

Mushroom soup

Mushrooms have long been celebrated as a source of powerful nutrients, they are known as the "meat" of the vegetable world. Mushrooms are a...

Sour cream crescents

Sour cream crescents

Besides bread rolls crescents are the most popular bakery products in Hungary. The number of crescent types is infinite, they can be varied in many...

Likócsi pork goulash

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...

Lángos, the Hungarian street food

Lángos, the Hungarian street food

Lángos, this traditional Hungarian street food, is slowly conquering the whole world, the number of its fans is increasing day by day. Lángos...

Pork ragout soup with tarragon

Pork ragout soup with tarragon

The homeland of dishes with tarragon is Transylvania, this versatile herb has a long tradition in the Transylvanian cuisine. Tarragon has an intense...

Hortobágy meat crêpes

Hortobágy meat crêpes

Hortobágy crêpes are considered as one of the most traditional Hungarian dishes, whose recipe was created for the Brussels World Fair in 1958,...

Cottage cheese crêpes

Cottage cheese crêpes

It's not a big deal to make cottage cheese crêpes (palacsinta), but there are a few tricks that can make your job easier. Crêpes will be lighter, if...

Lentil soup with tarragon

Lentil soup with tarragon

Though lentils were considered as a food of poor for a long time, now they are integral part of everyday consumption, regardless of the finanacial...

Gooseberry sauce

Gooseberry sauce

Hungary is suffering from a cruel heat wave, in such a hot weather light and sourish foods take priority. Fruit sauces are as popular as...

Pork stew in Bakony style

Pork stew in Bakony style

There are several dishes in Hungary that are made in Bakony style, named after Bakony, the westernmost and largest member of the Transdanubian...

Hungarian cottage cheese

This is what Hungarian túró looks like

You often ask me what kind of cottage cheese (or curd cheese or farmer's cheese - call it what you want) I use in the recipes. In Hungary the store-bought cottage cheese is dry and crumbly as you can see in the picture. So if a recipe calls for túró, I mean this type. If you can't obtain túró, you can try to make your own from whole milk. Click on the link below.

Metric system vs cup

In Hungary metric units are in use, all the recipes on this website are based on this system, so a kitchen scale is necessary. Since I’m not familiar with cup as a measurement unit, I convert grams to cups by using an online converter. The values in brackets, therefore, are only approximate volumes, so, please, double-check them before you start cooking.

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