Articles by Lester Kramer
The Last Pho: Eating in Budapest in the Time of Coronavirus
I was hungry, but I guiltily kept walking, on my way to stock up on cleaning supplies. I am sure I’m not the only one who has performed this kind of quick calculation: weighing the options between sup...
Five Amazing Spots at Budapest’s Lehel Market Hall
The quality of the produce and the diversity of food stands at the Lehel Market is exceptional, and we could have easily listed many more highlights.
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...