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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 Wine Tastings

Hungarian Wine Tastings

Date and time to be announced! We are excited to present you with an opportunity to taste Hungarian wines being brought into the the USA! We will be hosting a live tasting with a wine educator! Details, including pricing, are still being worked out but you will be...

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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?

I am so glad you asked!  Farmer's Cheese is an unripened cheese made from cow, goat, or sheep milk. It is similar to a dry curd cottage cheese and similar to ricotta cheese. Now that I have made it a few times, I want to research all these related cheeses because it...

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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 Lekvar?

What is Lekvar?

Have you heard of the term lekvar?   If you want to make your own apricot or plum butter, here is a great recipe. https://www.thespruceeats.com/hungarian-prune-apricot-butter-recipe-lekvar-1136525 I haven't tried it yet but if you are watching your sugar intake...

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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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Let’s Cook Hungarian Challenge

Let’s Cook Hungarian Challenge

How the Let's Cook Hungarian Challenge Works! In order to qualify for one of the fun aprons pictured here, you must complete each recipe during the month it is due. If you have already qualified for an apron before, you will not be able to earn a second apron, but we...

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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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