Articles by Matt Henderson Ellis
Krumplis Tészta: A Protected Man in Budapest
Adventures in krumplis tészta (potatoes with pasta), with a recipe.
The Four Types of Pogácsa You Meet in Budapest
Pogácsa, which usually gets a loose translation as ‘scones’ or ‘biscuits,’ are everywhere in Hungary. Pogácsa, or ‘pogi’ for short, also seem to be compulsory for most organized social gatherings.
Zsemle: Hungary’s Multi-purpose Wonder Roll
We hesitate to call zsemle beloved, they are definitely depended upon. More convenient than a kilo or half kilo of your standard Hungarian loaf of bread, not mass produced yet inexpensive enough to be...
Hekk: Hungary’s Favorite Saltwater Fish
Hekk is a curious fish to find in Hungary, as it is a sea fish, and Hungary is a landlocked country. How hekk became so popular locally is still a bit murky. WHat is not disputed is that the most Hung...
Főzelék: The Lighter Side to Hungarian Lunch
Főzelék is a lunchtime staple as much as any gulyás or paprikás. It is the unheralded anchor of any étkezdé’s (lunch canteen) menu. It’s popular with good reason, and taken very seriously.