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2023 Let’s Cook Hungarian Challenge

2023 Let’s Cook Hungarian Challenge

Since 2018, we have been hosting the Let’s Cook Hungarian Challenge. The main goal of this program is to get you into your kitchen and encourage you to make some delicious Hungarian foods and desserts so they are a regular part of your rotation for celebrations and special events.

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Hungarian Homemade Noodles

Hungarian Homemade Noodles

There is nothing like a homemade noodle but, you have to build in a little extra time for the process. Or, in my case, a lot of extra time, because I am not proficient at making them. You can make a lot of different noodles at one time using just this one recipe....

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What is Farmer’s Cheese?

What is Farmer’s Cheese?

Think of your grandparents or great grandparents in their village in Hungary. They likely had a milk producing animal and they had to figure out what to with the milk that was produced. They found so many ways to utilize the items from their farm so nothing would go to waste.

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What is Paprika?

What is Paprika?

Let's talk a little about paprika! Although not native to Hungary, paprika has been embraced and infused in such a way that it would be very difficult to separate paprika from Hungarian gastronomy. After several hundred years, paprika has become a permanent part of...

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Favorite Hungarian Comfort Foods

Favorite Hungarian Comfort Foods

When life gets stressful we often think back to simpler times. And with most of our days centered around three meals a day, food is a central part of our life experience. I often hear customers mention their favorite foods from childhood. When I am with a tour group...

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What is Kifli?

What is Kifli?

Let's talk about Kifli! But to set the stage for this discussion, let's talk about the game Telephone! If you have ever played this game, you know that someone starts it off by one person whispering a sentence very quietly to the person next to them and then that...

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What is Unicum?

What is Unicum?

Zwack's Unicum Pictured above is just a sampling of the 40 herbs that make up Zwack’s Unicum! Have you ever tried Unicum? It's an herbal liqueur packed with a punch. When I was younger, I tried it and was not terribly impressed. But I have to say it grew on me! These...

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Hungarian Soups

Hungarian Soups

Hungarian soups are very diverse! An authentic Gulyás is cooked outside over a fire. Blessings from the farm and garden will bring Csirkeleves, Húsleves, Zöldbableves, and Sárgabableves to the table. A delightful and sweet treat, Hideg Meggyleves, is best with fresh...

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2023 Let’s Cook Hungarian Challenge

Since 2018, we have been hosting the Let’s Cook Hungarian Challenge. The main goal of this program is to get you into your kitchen and encourage you to make some delicious Hungarian foods and desserts so they are a regular part of your rotation for celebrations and special events.

Kifli Recipe

by Marie Simon Gowan My daughter's favorite filling is a thick raspberry jam. The plum filling is also delicious! ~Liz 2-1/4 cups all-purpose...

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