„Pálinkás jó reggelt!” – „Good morning with pálinka!”

A funny Hungarian greeting is “Pálinkás jó reggelt!” which means “Good morning with pálinka!”. But please, do not you think Hungarians start the day with a shotdrink. Pálinka is one of Hungary’s finest alcoholic beverages, cooked already from the middle ages. The first records of this Hungarian spirit date back to the fourteenth century, and refer [...]
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Szamos Chocolate Museum and Coffee, Budapest

Most people had childhood dreams of visiting a chocolate factory one day. Szamos is open to anyone, who would like to learn or be involved in the exciting world of chocolate manufacturing. The traditional cakes, marzipans, and smaller confectioneries of Szamos are well known and loved throughout the country, and the family has been operating the [...]
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“Hungary’s favourite dessert” – the Somloi sponge cake

This decadent Hungarian trifle recipe is known as 'somloi galuska' , and is made with three different-flavored sponge cakes, pastry cream, raisins, walnuts, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream. The traditional presentation is to scoop three balls of this dessert into a bowl or on a plate, dollop with whipped cream and garnish with chocolate sauce. [...]
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‘Palóc’ soup

Palóc Goulash or Palóc Soup is similar like Hungarian goulash, but h consists of more ingredients, for example French beans and sour cream. Originally it's made of lamb, but sometimes Hungarians use pork to cook it. The "palóc" word means the Palóc County, which is home to Hungary’s largest Catholic ethnic minority. But the palóc soup is [...]
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‘Rétes’ – the Hungarian strudel

There is a difference between strudels depending on where they come from.  Hungarian strudel  can be filled with hundreds of different sweet or savoury fillings. Apple, sweet ricotta, cherry, poppy seed paste are the most popular ones, you will see in patisseries. If you are lucky to have tried some home made rétes at your [...]
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Jókai bean soup

The popularity of Jókai Style Bean Soup is undiminished and it is one of the top three preferred Hungarian dishes nowadays. The best proof of the excellence of this dish is the fact that it was added to the French gastronomic literature under the name of „Soupe d’hamcots see a la Jókai”. The soup was [...]
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The legendary Dobos Cake

One of the great fad desserts of the 19th century, the Dobostorta, Dobos torta or 'torte Dobosh' was invented by the famous Hungarian confectioner Jozsef C. Dobos in 1884. Dobos owned a far-famed shop in Budapes,t that specialized in gourmet foods generally: at a time when shipping food over distance was usually unreliable, his shop [...]
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The ‘hot salad’ of Hungary – Lecsó

„Lecsó, Lečo, Letscho or Leczo is a savory Hungarian vegetable stew.  The Hungarian recipe calls for yellow Hungarian peppers, which are moderately spicy. In north America, a suitable substitute for the Hungarian pepper would be Jalapeño, Guajillo, or New Mexican Anaheim peppers. In other words, do not substitute Serrano, Habanero or Thai chiles in the [...]
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