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What does Zsófi Mautner show to a world famous star chef from the gastronomy of the Hungarian countryside?

Fisherman’s soup and paprika, of course

Wolfgang Puck is without any doubt a legendary chef. According to the Chinese Morning Post, he occupies the prestigious 6th place on the international list of the 10 richest chefs, with his net worth estimated to 90 million dollars. He has more than 25 ...

Our daily bread: the swift politicisation of harvest festivals

“If you’re with us, you’ll eat this!” This slogan along with the picture of a loaf of bread on its banner summarised succinctly the political program of the Hungarian Smallholders’ Party after the Second World War. They were not the only political party trying ...

Zsa Zsa: a star on Hollywood Boulevard, a museum in Budapest

Glamorous dresses and furniture and the edition of "Life" magazine with Zsa Zsa Gábor on the cover are among the exhibits at the museum dedicated to Hungary’s most famous film star that opened recently in Budapest’s District XV.

Weekly Fortepan – The fashion of resistance

Blue jeans acid-washed in bathtubs, etc – anything but mass-produced items!

Fashion has been a favourite topic of discussion even back in Socialist times when bold dreams met a rather modest reality and modest means compared to the present or to the Western world. However, in spite of the fact that there was hardly anything ...

Weekly Fortepan – The untold success story of the cyclists in the countryside

A little Amsterdam on the Great Hungarian Plain

In the minds of most Hungarians, bicycle riding is associated with the Netherlands or Denmark. In fact, it has a long tradition in Hungary, too, and – thanks to the cyclists of the countryside – Hungary is one of the top bicycle-riding countries in ...

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From ‘Death on the Nile’ to life on the Danube

As strange as any of the films that Mark Rimmell worked on, is the plot of his own life; in particular, the months he spent at the Marriott hotel, sitting on his balcony and staring across the Danube at the building in which he ...

Festive photos by Krisztián Bódis

Christmas in Budapest captured

The eco-friendly Christmas lights around Budapest may have been admired by fewer people this year, with locals having to hurry home by 8pm and tourists in short supply, but there was still plenty for renowned urban photographer Krisztián Bódis to snap.

Cutting it short in the soap factory

The factory is gone, but the payroll accountants are still beaming and the women’s football team is posing for us from these pictures. These were the times when the arrows of the soapery workers made the dollar-tailed imperialist beast screech in pain – socialist ...

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Make a statement with retro clothing

Stand out from the dowd  

Fashion is one way to express individuality, and right now the retro style is getting an upwind and becoming one of the most sought-after looks. Vintage fashion is about much more than just buying used clothing for a good price. It’s a fashion statement ...

“Bonfire Night” at Budapest Marriott Hotel on November 9

Charity party for children returns

The Xpat Charity Party and Bonfire Night celebration”Feel Good + Do Good” is back after a one-year pandemic hiatus and will be held at the Budapest Marriott Hotel on November 9.

What does Zsófi Mautner show to a world famous star chef from the gastronomy of the Hungarian countryside?

Fisherman’s soup and paprika, of course

Wolfgang Puck is without any doubt a legendary chef. According to the Chinese Morning Post, he occupies the prestigious 6th place on the international list of the 10 richest chefs, with his net worth estimated to 90 million dollars. He has more than 25 ...