Hungarian Culture and Traditions

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…

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…

Layered potato casserole
Hungarian comfort food at its best – layered potato casserole by VígVarjú

” Comfort food: food prepared in a traditional style having a usually nostalgic or sentimental…

Szarvasi Kávéfőző
Szarvasi Coffee Makers and the Coffee Culture in Hungary in the Kádár Era

We have had one with a porcelain top for almost 20 years, it works, and…

CSI Budapest: Zugliget’s Jack the Ripper

In one of our earlier articles we wrote about the system of police records from…