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Magyar Marketing Newsletter Special Edition #138

Lovely Christmas Stockings Made in Hungary

December 2017 Special Edition

Christmas Greetings!

Karácsonyi Üdvözlet!

It is the time of year when many families are more intentional about getting together to bake and visit and celebrate! Here are a few greetings you may find useful during this season. If you are fortunate to have a Hungarian speaker in your home they would surely be willing to help you learn the learn the correct pronunciation.

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Hungarian Language Learning!

Are you hoping to learn more Hungarian in 2018? If so, I can relate! It has been something I have been working on for a number of years. There are quite a few options if you are taking on the difficult task of learning Hungarian: you can study in Hungary, study in the U.S., or cobble together your own “program” with various smart phone apps, podcasts, tutors, and other materials. To see our suggestions, CLICK HERE and if you have discovered other useful tools, please send me an email at so I can update this list. Also, be sure to check out Magyar Marketing’s Language Learning Resources!

2018 Debrecen Summer School Info

Cleveland State University Online Course Information

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“Between the Dams: A Parable of Our Times”

The Hungarian Society in Terre Haute, IN is 108 years old and active! Tonight there will be a dramatic reading of “Between the Dams: A Parable of Our Times” by playwright Arthur Feinsod. For a nice article about the event and the group, CLICK HERE!

There are many Hungarian groups throughout the United States and Canada of varying sizes. If you need help finding a group in your area, let me know. If you have been meaning to connect with your local club, let 2018 be the year you do!

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Hungarian Cooking!

Each month I try to challenge myself to make a Hungarian dish I have not made before. In November, I made stuffed cabbage. This week I will make szaloncukor with the traditional fringed wrapping. Yes, we sell delicious flavors of szaloncukor, but I miss the old style wrapping with the white fringe. Do you remember it too? Even though I only remember szaloncukor with a chocolate coating, I will make some without, just to see how I like it.

If you are new to Hungarian cooking or would just like the fun of cooking “together” with others, maybe you would like the challenge of making 12 Hungarian dishes (one a month) over the course of the next year! If so, send an email to with “Let’s Cook” in the subject line and your full name and address. Each month I will send an assignment. It might be one you have made before or it might be one you never had the courage to try. Either take a photo with the finished result or write a few sentences about the experience and send it to me. This is open to individuals, couples, parent/child teams and grandparent/grandchild teams too! The more the merrier, but only one free apron per team! If you complete each of the 12 assignments, I will send you one of our Hungarian Chef Aprons just for completing the challenge. Even if you don’t make every recipe, you will definitely learn something about Hungarian food! Send me an email and I will get you complete details!

Missing that “grandmother” in your life who takes you aside and teaches you all about Hungarian cooking? I do. I never had a grandmother that cooked with me and I did not live near my mom for most of my adult life so I didn’t get an opportunity for all of the Hungarian cooking lessons my younger brother had. My mom passed away in 2008 and I don’t have the advantage of an older, more experienced cook nearby. I enjoy the recipes and the tips and tricks from Helen’s Hungarian Heritage Recipes! I appreciate this cookbook and the practical information it contains. I also like that is is spiral bound and all of the recipes come from one person. Whether you have your own family recipes, find recipes online, or have a few “go to” cookbooks, let me encourage you to take some time to make a recipe or two every month. Hungarian food is so full of flavor and there is something rewarding about creating meals and desserts that have a connection to our ethnic heritage!

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‘Tis the Season for Music

Looking for Hungarian Christmas music? Here is a link to a Christmas album on YouTube with some of the well known Hungarian Christmas carols. Enjoy!

If you have musicians in your family consider our Hungarian Christmas Carol Sheet Music. Hungarian lyrics and English translations are included. This is a great tool for becoming familiar with the beautiful Hungarian songs of Christmas and a treasure for the whole family, particularly if you have musicians and singers! Over 30 songs included like Mennyből az Angyal, Dicsőség, Pásztorok, Pásztorok, and Csendes éj (Silent Night).

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Hungarian Appetizers and Desserts

As you get together with family and friends in the upcoming weeks, don’t forget to include the wonderful tastes of Hungary. We have delicious meats for appetizers and ready-to-serve walnut and poppyseed rolls. Just slice and serve and enjoy visiting with your guests! Give us a call at 1-800-786-7851 and we will ship it right away!

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Boldog Karácsonyt és Boldog Új Évet!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Liz and Don Vos

Lauren and Josh, Landon and Grace, Elizabeth and Hannah

Our mission is to provide you with resources and encouragement to discover, celebrate, and share your Hungarian heritage with friends and family!


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