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Are there things you have wondered about regarding Hungarian kitchen words or techniques? You might just find the answer here!

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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Challenge Recipes for 2019

Challenge Recipes for 2019

In 2019, we broadened our horizons a bit with more delicious recipes. We also branched out to include more resources. If you grew up with Hungarian food and you no longer have the cook to teach you and you don't have the recipes either, you know what a challenge it is...

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Recent Cooking Posts

Cucumber Salad

Hungarians often have their salads alongside their main meal. Cucumber or cabbage based salads with vinegar in the dressing can offset a heavy meat meal.

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