Carolyn Bánfalvi

Co-Founder & Writer
Carolyn is one of Taste Hungary's co-founders, and also a food and travel writer who has authored two culinary guidebooks to Hungary. After spending years researching and writing her books—Food Wine Budapest (Little Bookroom) and the Food and Wine Lover’s Guide to Hungary: With Budapest Restaurants and Trips to the Wine Country (Park Kiadó)—Carolyn and Gábor founded Taste Hungary in 2008 with the intention of sharing their passion for Hungarian food and wine with like-minded travelers who seek to experience the region’s authentic flavors and experiences. Carolyn has also written for dozens of international magazines and newspapers including SaveurExplore Parts Unknown, Afar, CNN.comFrommer’sGourmetGastronomicaOlive, and The Globe & Mail. Carolyn studied journalism at NYU, holds a culinary school degree, and is currently working on her WSET Diploma. She is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the Global Food Tourism Association, and the Confrérie de Tokaj (the Tokaj Wine Guild).. She never tires of exploring Budapest, and traveling throughout the Central and Eastern Europe. Visit her site to read some of her articles.


  • Best Contribution to Wine & Spirits Tourism

  • Best Wine Tour Operator (2017)

  • Best Wine Tour Operator (2018)

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    Certificate of Excellence Winner (2011-2018)