Hungarian Culture and Traditions

A Hungarian by Any Other Name?

Most of us inhabit two worlds: the real and the imaginary. The lucky ones, however,…

Ferenc Liszt- a giant of romantic music

Probably the most widely known composer of Hungarian origin is Ferenc or Franz Liszt. His…

May Day! May Day! – Celebrating Labour Day in 2020

It might feel like the days and weeks of social distancing are just rushing us…

Stay home – and make the best of it!

In case of a prolonged homestay – since in case of a pandemic social distancing…

Bejgli with poppy seeds – an iconic Hungarian Christmas dessert
If we had to choose one dessert that makes all Hungarians think of Christmas, it…
Hungarian Cottage Cheese Dumplings
Revealing the Secret of the Exquisite Hungarian Cottage Cheese Dumplings

It is no great secret that the guests of Vígvarjú Restaurant have long yearned for…

St. Stephen!s Day 2019-Expat Press Hungary
Happy Birthday Hungary – August 20 Celebrations in Budapest 2019

August 20 is St. Stephen’s Day, arguably Hungary’s largest and most important national holiday. Enjoy…

Hungarian comfort food at its best – pea stew and meatballs

It’s not a soup, not a side dish either, and not even the result of…

Magda Szabó - The Door
Hungarian Literature 101 Course – The Door by Magda Szabó

Eileen Kay is an ex-comedienne, ex-BBC sound editor, ex-importer and author of Noodle Trails 2,…

Hungarian storks
Hungarian Storks – Their Spirits and Their Legacies

When storks arrive on the scene, it’s a sure sign spring is here. Thus bringing…