• Review: Macaron Heaven In Budapest

    Review: Macaron Heaven In Budapest

    • 2 Jan 2019 11:52 AM

    They glow in delicate raspberry pink, pistachio green or blueberry violet, and they are decorated with animal faces or flowers – the sweet pastries of Dia Késmárki and Bence Molnár are almost too good to eat. Nevertheless, you should not miss them, because the macarons not only look good but also taste delicious.

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  • Hungarian Recipe Of The Week: Oven-Baked Catfish

    Hungarian Recipe Of The Week: Oven-Baked Catfish

    • 27 Dec 2018 11:13 AM

    Catfish belongs to the group of white freshwater fish. With its flat head, wide mouth and scale-less body it is a delicious fish; safe to eat, for it has no bones. Its skin however is inedible, so you need to remove it before cooking.

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  • Expat Explainer: Pálinka, The Spirit Of Hungary

    Expat Explainer: Pálinka, The Spirit Of Hungary

    • 27 Dec 2018 10:03 AM

    The word pálinka derives from the Slavonic stem paliti, "to burn, to distill". In Hungary a place called Kecskemét is most famous for its barack pálinka (apricot palinka), and its high quality due mainly to the apricots used, such as magyar kajszi and magyar legjobb, which thrive in the region.

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  • Hungarian Christmas Menu (With Recipes)

    Hungarian Christmas Menu (With Recipes)

    • 22 Dec 2018 11:01 AM

    In Hungary, Christmas Eve is spent with the immediate family – parents, children, grandparents, and possibly a few very close friends. The families congregate around the decorated Christmas tree late in the afternoon, candles are lit and traditional Christmas carols sung, while everyone looks at the decorated presents beneath the tree, eager to locate their own. And when the joy and excitement of present-giving has faded, the Christmas meal begins.

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