Author: Camilla Cotta

The 15th of March… Nothin’ but a revolution, y’all!

The Revolution of 1848 was the result of big demonstrations and pressure on the leaders of the empire by the common folk, much like what is going on in the world around us today… Facing popu- lar pressure they could not resist, the leaders gave in to the de- mands of the Hungarian people. As the Hungarians noticed this they grabbed the opportunity to proclaim their liberty and autonomy. Louis Kossuth (the square where you find the Parliament of Hungary is named after him) and Louis Batthyány (Hungary’s first prime minister) were important characters in the fight for autonomy...

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Bring me to the Greek…

When my date said we were going Greek (Görög) in a tourist area, I could not help but think, “that idea can be a real pain in the ass.” {loadposition content_adsensecontent} But it turns out that, jokes aside, Dionyos is not only affordable, but quite good at what they do. From the food to the atmosphere and the service, DIONYSOS is quite possibly one of the best places I have had Greek outside of Athens. And as far as that sentiment goes, it offers better food than most of the tavernas I visited in Greece, too. One would be...

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Főzelék, a mostoha

A tudományosság igénye nélkül alapvetően négy csoportba oszthatjuk a jellegzetesen Magyar ételeket. {loadposition content_adsensecontent} Első csoport: pörkölt és gulyás félék. Ezeket az ételeket az köti össze, hogy mindegyik olyan szaftos étel, amiben a hagyma alapnak, és a pirospaprika fűszerezésnek fontos szerepe van a hús mellett, és mindegyik nagyon finom nokedlivel. A gulyás az a hungarikum, amelyet Puskás után legjobban ismer a világ. A második csoport a rántott cuccok. Mi magyarok mindent rántunk: húsokat, gombát, sajtot, zöldségeket, palacsintát, stb…. A rántott húst is ismeri a világ, csak nem nekünk köszöni, hanem a bécsieknek. Hát ez már csak így esett, a...

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Dining Traditions – Kádár Étkezde

In Budapest, one sees the lush feminine curves of Buda connected by the lights of the chain bridge to the strong masculine skyline of Pest. You can see the changes from the elegant Austro-Hungarian Empire, to bland Communism, to the eclectic modern movements, and still all combined create a majestic place of culture. There is nothing that represents this unique blend of history more than the expansive variety of food offered in Budapest. {loadposition content_adsensecontent} People around the world have different tastes and different qualities they look for in dinning. Since we all have different tastes it is very important to stop and consider, "what is the typical cuisine in the new city you have just stepped off the bus in?" To the real question; what is Hungarian food? The best example of real Hungarian food can be found at this cute little lunch place called Kádár Étkezde. Just across from, the little Klauzál Ter Park is the perfect place for lunch with your close friends, or enjoy a late breakfast with a special someone after a long night. This adorable lunch restaurant is one of a dying breed with its small tables and bottle of seltzer water on each table. The food is made fresh every day. If a dish runs out, well, you are out of luck, so get there early if you can. To begin with,...

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Fashionably unfashionable

Budapest is a city with a lot of history, magnificent buildings an incredible view that could be compared with the great cities of Europe such as Milan, London or Paris. But there is one big detail that just makes it impossible to see Budapest as a cosmopolitan city, the fashion. {loadposition content_adsensecontent} The streets are full of bad clothes and hideous outfits that not only remind us of past decades, but also a sense of bad taste. Lets face it, when it comes to fashion trends Budapest is out of it. Unflattering Mohawks, disturbing color combinations, and padded shoulder...

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