The Food Lover's Guide to Budapest

The Food Lover's Guide to Budapest


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Despite its vast repertoire, variety, and recipes bursting with flavor, Hungarian cuisine is one of the most underappreciated and unknown European cuisines. There are few Hungarian restaurants outside the country so those who are interested in discovering Hungarian cuisine (and any food lover should be!) must go to Hungary to sample everything firsthand, prepared with real Hungarian ingredients–now by a new generation of talented chefs and winemakers. Despite the fact that last year more foreign tourists visited the city than ever before (36.6 million), there are still no guidebooks written in English focusing on Budapest restaurants and Hungarian food. Carolyn Bánfalvi has written the first culinary guide to Budapest, Food Wine Budapest. This book is a practical guide that contains the vocabulary you’ll need (one obstacle to discovering Hungarian food and wine is the difficult Magyar language); dozens of restaurant, café, and shop reviews; and descriptions of Hungarian dishes and wines. The Hungarian wine industry is young, dynamic, and relatively little known outside of the country, which makes sampling its wines deliciously adventurous. The book will ensure that readers have memorable eating and drinking experiences. Throughout Food Wine Budapest there are also sidebars providing local color and in-depth information.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781892145567
Publisher: New York Review Books
Publication date: 06/17/2008
Series: Terroir Guides Series
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Carolyn Bánfalvi is a freelance journalist based in Budapest. In addition to a bachelor’s degree in journalism from New York University, she holds a degree in professional cooking and baking. In 2002 she was awarded the International Foodservice Editorial Council’s scholarship for food writing. She has been published in a variety of newspapers and magazines, including The Wall Street Journal Europe, The Wall Street Journal, Gastronomica, and The Washington Post. She contributed to the first edition of a Bradt guide to Hungary (2005) and the 2006 update of Frommer’s Budapest and the Best of Hungary.

George Konkoly-Thege was born in Hungary. His photographs have appeared in many publications, including Cosmopolitan, Horizon (the in-flight magazine for Hungarian airline Mal?v), and Playboy.

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