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Welcome to Magyar Living ~ where we celebrate Hungarian heritage in a variety of ways!

Isten Hozott! Welcome!

We are a family owned small business celebrating Hungarian heritage and have been in operation since 1988.

Please explore the many areas of our website to discover the many resources we have gathered in hopes of making it easier to share your Hungarian heritage!

If you are looking for our online store it also has a new and improved look. On this page, look for Magyar Marketing Store (towards the top right hand side of this page) and click on the box. It will take you to the website where you can shop. Be patient as we are still adding products so if there is something you are looking for but you can’t find, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-786-7851 or send an email to 

Our family appreciates your support of our business. It is our hope that we can learn from one another how to better discover, celebrate, and share our Hungarian heritage with those we love!

Our sweet family! From l to r: Lauren, Don, Landon, Grace, Liz, Elizabeth, and Hannah
The Vos Family Summer 2014! From L to R: Lauren, Don, Landon, Grace, Liz, Elizabeth, and Hannah

Magyar Marketing Newsletter #108

Checking out Hungarian language learning resources in Hungary.
Checking out Hungarian language learning resources in Hungary.

August 2015 Newsletter

Isten Hozott!

We have had a busy summer but the best fun is just around the corner with our daughter’s wedding! We will not be shipping packages from August 6-19th since we will be in Indiana getting ready for and celebrating this exciting event. You can still order online but packages will not be shipped until August 20th. I will try to return phone calls but email ( is the best way to contact me during this time. We appreciate your understanding!

My mom made many, many Hungarian meals when I was growing up but I don’t recall her ever making a dobos torta. I do remember being allowed to watch the ladies in the kitchen at the American Hungarian Club of Youngstown OH on Donald Avenue make them one year when I was young. As an adult, if my visit to Ohio was during the right time, I was able to get my hands on a few of these delicious treats when the club would have a fundraiser. Sadly, the club has closed and the property has been sold. And now it is up to me to learn. I have practiced my version (which does not have that hard sugar top) four times since spring because our oldest daughter would like to have our version of dobos torta during her wedding weekend. There may not be a Hungarian bakery or restaurant where you live but if you have a kitchen and you know how to read, let me encourage you to get in there and try to cook some Hungarian specialties! It is a great way to celebrate Hungarian heritage! We offer a number of cookbooks to help you get started! Click here for the link to the Magyar Marketing website!

Magyar Marketing Catalogs

The new Magyar Marketing catalogs will be mailed in September! Please send an email to (put CATALOG in the subject line) with both your old name and address and your new name and address if you have recently moved. Also, if you know of others who might like to receive a catalog, please send me their full name and address and we will get them on the list!

Magyar Marketing May 2016 Tour to Hungary

We are finalizing our tour for mid-May and will send out details as soon as we can. The dates will be around May 15-May 30th. If you would like to join us, we will have early registration this fall (with a refundable deposit) as the interest has been very high. We have a limited number of seats available. Please call me at 1-800-786-7851 or email me at this address: with TOURS in the subject line and kindly supply the following information:

Full name
Mailing address
Email address
Telephone number
Potential number of travelers
Best airport to travel from
Physical or dietary considerations
Do you have a passport that is valid through December of 2016?
Have you traveled internationally before?

Don, Liz and Karolina in Connecticut!
Don, Liz and Karolina in Connecticut!

Have you ever considered being a “host family” for an international student?

As I was growing up, we had a variety of refugees and international students in and out of our home from several different countries. It was a wonderful opportunity my parents used to enrich our understanding of the world and its people, practice hospitality, and develop friendships. This is the time of year when students are heading off to college and each year there are students who come from another country to study in the USA. If you live near a college or university, find out what they are doing with and for international students and see if this is something you want to be involved in! Click here for several perspectives on this type of adventure!


Upcoming Hungarian Events

West Mifflin PA: Wednesday, August 5th is Hungarian Day at Kennywood Park!

Toledo OH: The 41st annual Birmingham Ethnic Festival “Weekend in the Old Country” is a great place to enjoy wonderful Hungarian food and a great opportunity to celebrate Hungarian heritage. The festival starts at noon both days. More information can be found at Birmingham Ethnic Festival.

Lake Hope OH: August 15- 22nd. Itt-Ott is a weeklong experience with programming in both English and Hungarian. For more details, visit Itt-Ott and contact them if you have any questions! Their website is available in both English and Hungarian.

There are also events coming up in Cleveland OH, Wallingford CT, Linden NJ and East Chicago IL. If you have an event you would like us to promote, please contact me at For a complete listing of events, please check our Hungarian Events Page!

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Two Palacsinta spots in Atlanta GA and a Lángos truck in New York City

I love that there are new places popping up that are selling Hungarian food and are getting noticed in the press! If you know of other articles on restaurants or food trucks in your area of the US or Canada selling Hungarian foods, please send me the links ( and we will help spread the word!

Palacsinta Article

Lángos Truck Article

Hungarian Language Course at Cleveland State

Please see the information on the poster and contact Cleveland State University if you are interested in taking a Hungarian course online or face-to-face. If you know of other opportunities for learning Hungarian, please let us know. While face-to-face is one of the best ways to learn a language, there are a variety of resources out there for those committed to learning. The two most important components needed for learning Hungarian are time and determination!


August 2015 marks our 27th year in business!

We enjoy helping you discover, celebrate, and share Hungarian heritage. We realize this looks different in every family and we hope we provide you with inspiration, encouragement, and resources to pass on or create new family traditions! Thank you for your support and encouragement! We look forward to another great year!

Thank you!
Liz and Don Vos
Lauren, Landon and Grace, Elizabeth and Hannah