Recipe of the WEEK: Jókai bean soup

Mór Jókai, one of the greatest Hungarian authors, loved to include gastronomy and recipe-like descriptions in his novels. He adored Hungarian flavours just like he adored his wife, who was an amazing cook and who always surprised him with delicacies. His all-time favourite meal was...

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3rd Budapest Fish Festival

The Budapest Fish Festival promises to be a fun event. For a country known for its hot and spicy Fisherman's soup prepared exclusively from freshwater fish, this four-day gastronomic event will offer plenty of fish dishes. Cooking contests, wine and pálinka tastings, live music, folklore...

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Mangalica Festival Budapest

February 10 - February 12 The Mangalica Festival on 10 – 12. February, 2017. launches the series of gastro festivals held yearly in Budapest. The festival’s locale is Szabadság tér near the Parliament in the city centre, easily aacessible by tram or metro. Since we love mangalica meat...

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Budapest’s Pajtás cafeteria is a retro relic

Continuously serving students and locals since Hungary’s communist era, a low-budget lunch hall on Buda’s Gyorskocsi Street remains essentially unchanged since the 1980s; here we can eat classic Magyar meals like green-pea pottage and stuffed peppers amid a setting of living nostalgia. This is Pajtás...

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Hot and steaming

When a Hungarian says ‘soup’, they generally have their mother’s unparalleled rich meat consommé for Sunday lunch in mind, which has no worldly substitute. This might have to do with the fact that, for a long time, Budapest restaurants did not carry a wide variety...

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