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Fresh New “Canteen” Opens Near Szena Ter

Good news, because good food is hard to find in the Szell Kalman ter (aka Moszkva ter) neighborhood. This one’s called Finomito Kantin – finomito means “refinery” and kantin is “canteen,” implying a cool industrial edge but also referring to … Continue reading

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American-Hungarian Culinary Culture Shock

I’m in the States on vacation, making sure my kids are not only bilingual, but bicultural. That means introducing them to American food culture, right? Here are some American culinary delights I’ve indulged my children with, and some that I’ve … Continue reading

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Top Weird Hungarian Foods to Try (or Not): Part III

Egg noodles. You can’t go wrong. Kids love ’em. Put something with a cream sauce and you’re ready to go. Well, get this. Hungarians put poppy seeds and sugar on them. Or ground walnuts and sugar. Or sauteed cabbage and sugar. … Continue reading

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Three Countries in a Day… a Day Trip from Budapest

Breakfast in Hungary, lunch in Slovakia, dinner in Austria and then back home to bed in Budapest. It can be done! And enjoyed… It’s just a two-hour drive to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia,which was once the capital of Hungary. … Continue reading

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Cooking With Class in Budapest

It’s truly a trendy thing in Budapest these days to go to cooking school – or rather, just a cooking class, with friends for an evening. But I wasn’t interested in learning how to make pörkölt (stew) or gulyásleves (goulash … Continue reading

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Top Weird Hungarian Foods to Try (or Not): Part II

Hungarians claim to have invented many things, and there are many wonders of the world that they are indeed responsible for, such as the computer and the ballpoint pen. They also may be the geniuses behind the “original M&Ms,” which … Continue reading

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Top Weird Hungarian Foods to Try (or Not): Part I

Whenever you visit or live in a foreign country, you come across some weird things that the locals like to eat. Hungarians have a great culinary tradition, but they do come up with some strange things. Don’t worry, my purpose … Continue reading

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An Easter Sprinkle

My daughter, 8, hid behind me when she realized it was her classmate and his father coming up the driveway. Clutching her pink plush Peeps-shaped Easter basket (an American touch) full of red packages, she grinned from ear to ear … Continue reading

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Top 10 Travel Destinations from Budapest, Part IV

And finally…a post on Zadar, Croatia, where I was lucky enough to spend this past week! 9. Zadar, Croatia – Just 7 hours from Budapest, highway all the way, and you are at the stunning coast of Croatia, where beaches, … Continue reading

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Top 10 Travel Destinations from Budapest, Part III-IV

Four more ideas for your vacation planning, since I had no internet access yesterday (the reason for this, I will reveal tomorrow)… 5. Zakopane – This is the Polish destination I mentioned in my last post, which is close enough … Continue reading

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