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Tokaj By The Barrel

If you’ve been planning to beef up your wine collection with Tokaj wine, then...

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Bringing the Bull Back to Life

Good-old long-suffering Bikavér is probably still Hungary’s best-known red wine brand, despite the indignities...

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Carlo: One Man Cult of Espresso

Several years ago Italian Carlo Livi arrived in Budapest and immediately went to work...

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Csipetke Recipe

In Hungary soup is an important part of the meal, and most soups have...

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The Best Gulyás Recipe

Gulyás (known as goulash to non-Hungarians), that iconic Hungarian paprika-spiked beef soup, is not...

Tokaj By The Barrel

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March 27, 2013
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If you’ve been planning to beef up your wine collection with Tokaj wine, then you would be wise to save the date for the Tokaj wine auction, which will be held on April 27th. Organized by the Conférie de Tokaj (The Brotherhood of Knights of Wine of Tokaj), this will be the first auction...
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Bringing the Bull Back to Life

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February 26, 2013
Bull's Blood Collage

Good-old long-suffering Bikavér is probably still Hungary’s best-known red wine brand, despite the indignities it suffered during the second part of the 20th century. The only problem? Most wine drinkers, even Hungarian ones, have no idea what it is, or even what it could be if it were made well. Bikavér (from bika meaning bull and vér meaning blood),...
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Carlo: One Man Cult of Espresso

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November 9, 2012
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Several years ago Italian Carlo Livi arrived in Budapest and immediately went to work behind the espresso machines of Café Picard and Factory Café. He had a simple dream: to introduce expertly brewed, authentic Italian espresso to a Hungarian audience, while starting a family with his wife. It wasn’t long before his skill and...
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Csipetke Recipe

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October 29, 2012
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In Hungary soup is an important part of the meal, and most soups have some sort of pasta floating around in them. Though making homemade pasta for a soup might sound very time-consuming, it’s actually quite quick and simple. In fact, even a child can do it. And my two kids (ages 5 and...
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The Best Gulyás Recipe

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October 27, 2012
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Gulyás (known as goulash to non-Hungarians), that iconic Hungarian paprika-spiked beef soup, is not a regular in my kitchen. Why make it at home when it is served at nearly every Hungarian restaurant in Budapest? I love a good bowl of gulyás, and even served it to a crowd of visitors on the night...
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Five Great Places to Drink in Budapest During the Day

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October 24, 2012
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In New York, and in many other cities, hotel bars are populated mid-day by people having business meetings, travelers, and various upscale backsliders, making them great places for an daytime drink. Afternoon drinking in Budapest is a more difficult proposition. Most options are of the dank, söröző variety, where the clientele views day drinking...
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Visit Mád for Some Tokaji Mád-ness

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October 16, 2012
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In most regions the harvest is already done. But in Tokaj they are biding their time and letting the grapes begin to rot on the vine, which is, of course, good news, because this results in the regional miracle of azsú and late-harvest wines. If your objective is wine tasting, there is no better...
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Diners Bill of Rights

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October 8, 2012
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Diners Bill of Rights We at the Hungary Dish believe that diners are entitled to a certain level of service when paying for a meal. We are not talking about white gloves and silver platters here, but an acknowledgement that there is a minimum amount of consideration that our patronage deserves. With that in...
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Baked Lamb and Mushroom Stew Recipe

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October 3, 2012
Baked Lamb and Mushroom Stew Recipe

Guest Post by Sándor Nagy This is a wonderful Hungarian recipe that originates from Hortobágy, Hungary’s Great Plain, from the late-19th/early-20th century. Like the slambuc, this dish was also a shepherd’s meal. It was no problem for the shepherds to gather all of the ingredients: the lamb was in the flock, the mushroom and...
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Fish with Onions and Ginger Recipe

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September 26, 2012
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Guest Post by Sándor Nagy Though Hungary is land-locked, its rivers are rich in fish and you can’t visit a restaurant in Hungary without finding at least one fish dish on the menu. This Hungarian recipe, which is at least 200 years old, can be made from salt or fresh water fish. The one...
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Restaurant Review: Halkakas halbisztro

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September 24, 2012
Restaurant Review: Halkakas halbisztro

Times Visited: Multiple The Little Dish: Fantastic Hungarian fish restaurant that we hope won’t spoil. The Big Dish: Yeah, it was about time that a fish restaurant opened in Budapest without the stuffy formality of a place like Óbuda’s Új Sipos. Fish, particularly local freshwater fish, needn’t be treated like some exotic foreign food...
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Slambuc Recipe

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September 19, 2012
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Slambuc (“SHLUM-BUTZ”) is a traditional shepherd dish from the Alföld, Hungary’s great plain. It was originally made in a cauldron with only a large amount of lebbencs (a type of flat pasta torn into irregularly-shaped pieces), a bit of pork fat, water, and salt. Some newer recipes also call for bacon, vegetables, and paprika. Slambuc...
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Blitva Recipe

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September 17, 2012
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On a recent trip to the fantastic market in Rijeka, Croatia I didn’t have a cooler with me to stock up on fresh seafood (a rarity in Budapest), but I did pick up a few bunches of Swiss chard to make blitva with. You will find Blitva on practically every restaurant menu in Croatia....
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