Being grown and harvested for more than 8000 years, grapes are proudly one of the oldest and most valuable fruits of all. Its origin can be traced back to the Eastern Mediterranean regions and by today, it can be found in almost every part of the world. Read about the next content of our ingredient of the month series: the grapes.
On 20 August no one is working, the stores and universities are closed and there are multiple ceremonies and public speeches around the country, completed with magnificent fireworks after sunset. But what is the origin of this national holiday and why is it so important for Hungarians? In our article, we review its historical background and give you some tips on how to join the ceremonies.
At Easter, the family tables are always filled with all sorts of mouth-watering dishes and delicacies. From spicy hams and boiled eggs to various tasty desserts, Easter also has its own tradition in the Hungarian cuisine. But what makes an Easter breakfast so special and what are the most typical Hungarian dishes on the table during Easter?
The annual ritual of Busójárás dates back to hundreds of years, celebrating the end of winter and the beginning of spring. The UNESCO-recognised event lasts approximately for one week in the small town of Mohács, located in southern Hungary, near the city of Pécs. Although this year’s carnival was cancelled due to the pandemic, you can always learn more about Busójárás, one of the most famous Hungaricums.
Every country has its unique Christmas traditions and Hungary is no exception as well. Throughout the centuries, Hungary was influenced by a multitude of customs that has shaped the way we celebrate Christmas today. In this article, we review the most important elements of the holiday season in Hungary.
The Cake of the Year contest is organised every year to celebrate the most successful, talented and upcoming confectioners of Hungary and promote culinary innovation. In August 2020, the cake “Curiositas” has been awarded as the winner of the contest.