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Food Wine BudapestA Terroir Guide
By Carolyn Banfalvi, photographs by George Konkoly-Thege
"The indispensable guide [to Budapest] "—CondéNast Traveler
Budapest is a city reborn and now experiencing a culinary renaissance in the hands of a new generation of talented chefs and winemakers. Food Wine Budapest is the first culinary guide to the capital and includes dozens of restaurant, café, and shop reviews; descriptions of Hungarian dishes and wines; local color and in-depth information; and all the vocabulary you'll need (including a glossary of Hungarian food) to insure memorable eating and drinking experiences.
Despite its vast repertoire, variety, and recipes bursting with flavor, Hungarian cuisine is one of the most under-appreciated and unknown European cuisines. Food Wine Budapest demystifies palenka, unicum, and froccs; suggests Tokaj food pairings; introduces the nuances of paprika; takes you to historic coffeehouses with classic Old World desserts, beer gardens, bohemian bars, old-fashioned restaurants, classic cafes—every worthy culinary destination in the city. This book is a practical guide that will ensure that readers have memorable eating and drinking experiences.
About the Author
Carolyn Banfalvi, a native of Washington D.C., has lived in Hungary since 1999 except for a period during which she attended culinary school in the United States. Her writing has been published in The Wall Street Journal Europe, The Wall Street Journal, Gastronomica, and The Washington Post and she has contributed to several guides to Hungary. In 2002 she was awarded the International Foodservice Editorial Council's scholarship for food writing.
About the Photographer
George Konkoly-Thege was born in Hungary. His photographs have appeared in many publications, including Cosmopolitan, Malev Airlines' Horizon magazine, and Playboy.