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Hungarian cookbook

stormshadow May 9, 2012 06:04 AM

Hey folks,

Can anybody out there recommend a hungarian cookbook and the reasons why you recommend it? Thank you in advance.


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    stormshadow RE: stormshadow May 9, 2012 06:36 AM

    btt--I'm getting buried already!

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      foodslut RE: stormshadow May 9, 2012 08:18 AM

      A classic: http://www.amazon.com/The-Paprikas-We...

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        stormshadow RE: foodslut May 9, 2012 08:40 AM

        Thank you. Will investigate. Any others?

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      GH1618 RE: stormshadow May 9, 2012 08:37 AM

      I have Gourmet Pot by Kálmán Tolnai, which I bought sight unseen, because it seemed to be authoritative, and I wanted an authentic recipe for the paprika sauce used in goulash. I haven't used it for anything else. This book is so authentic and comprehensive that it contains a lot of unusual recipes that most Americans wouldn't want to make, even if they could.

      About 500 recipes, several color illustrations. In English, but measurements are by weight and the terminology is sometimes obscure.

      1. jen kalb RE: stormshadow May 9, 2012 08:58 AM

        Ive been cooking from the George Lang book for many years, very satisfied and its also a fine read..

        Paul Kovi's Transylvanian cookbook is also very much worth a look.

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          hazelhurst RE: jen kalb May 9, 2012 09:59 AM

          I'll second George's book..it is a fun read and I gave it to two Hungarian friends for examination. they both pronounced it excellent. Sour cherry soup is a winner, but you got to have that in a Hungarian cookbook.

        2. Breadcrumbs RE: stormshadow May 9, 2012 06:05 PM

          Without reservation, I wholeheartedly recommend The Gourmet's Cookbook by Elek Magyar. I was given this book by a Hungarian friend who hoped I'd use it to cook some of his favourite dishes for him. This was the book his Mom used back in Hungary. These recipes deliver consistent, quality, authentic results.


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