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Kitchen Conversations

  • 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 person restates the sentence to the […]

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  • Mulled Wine – Forralt Bor

    Mulled Wine is a wonderful treat during the holidays. I love being in Hungary during the winter time when it is readily available. It can be made with either red or white wine! Mulled Wine – Forralt Bor To every 750 ml bottle of inexpensive red wine (i.e. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Shiraz), add the […]

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  • 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 morello cherries. The other day I had some soup bones I needed to use […]

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  • Hungarian Food Fest

    A few years ago, I got together with my cousin for a little Hungarian cooking extravaganza. Her dad and my mom were first cousins and they were great friends. But those two have passed away, and it is our opportunity to be cousins and friends! When I lived in New York, we were intentional about […]

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  • Dobos Torta

    Disclaimer: Apparently if you make this style torta and you do not make the carmelized topping it is called a Stefania Torta. However, I will still refer to this as a dobos torta because it just doesn’t have the top part. This is not a traditional looking dobos torta for several reasons: I do not […]

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  • What is Mezeskalacs?

    [A special thank you to Monika for her contributions to this article and her lovely work on the mézeskalács!] These traditional Mézeskalács (Hungarian honey cakes) are not designed for eating and can last indefinitely with care given to storage. The phrase “Szeretlek” means “I Love You” in Hungarian. Each of these hearts are hand made […]

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  • Szalonnasütés ~ Bacon Fry

    Summertime is a great time to gather friends and family around a fire and host a szalonnasütés or bacon fry! I have heard this event referred to as many things by our customers because often, as things get passed on down through the generations, it is hard to remember the exact words used even though […]

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  • Palacsinta – Hungarian Crepes

    Here is our basic recipe for Palacsinta–Hungarian crépes– 4 large eggs 1 cup flour 2/3 – 1 cup soda water 1/3 cup milk 1/3 cup butter, melted and cooled pinch of salt This is our basic recipe. It all depends on the size of your eggs and you should plan to adjust the recipe if […]

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