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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.

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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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Enter the dragon at Kőbányai út

Chinatown a hidden extra to the city

In its global abundance, Chinese cuisine is familiar and plentiful nowadays, marketed in the same way as “European food” and hamburgers alike. But as for Chinese culture, this is another matter altogether for the many who, like me, know little more than what comes ...

Wrapping up in Ecuadorean attire this winter

Fashions from Ecuador paraded on a Budapest catwalk this month were a tribute to the dedicated, behind-the-scenes artisans back home, as it was their humble creations – splendid handmade clothes and accessories such as luxurious scarves, sweaters, traditional ponchos, symbolic Panama and felt hats, ...