Central, Northern & Eastern European Cuisine
Nearly everyone has heard of chicken paprikash, but they don't realize that they can make it with veal too. This easy recipe also includes mushrooms, tomato and a bell pepper. Served with rice, noodles, dumplings or...
A guide on the kinds of food eaten in Poland from the main course to what Poles eat for dessert. Includes information on various elements used in Polish cooking as well as commonly prepared dishes.
Stuffed vegetables are one of the four crossbeams of Hungarian cooking. Along with soups, braised steak and cabbage as a main meal, they connect the four pillars (gulyas, paprikash, porkolt and tokany). Ever since the...
Hungarians would sooner begin their meals with soup rather than with appetizers or salads. Nevertheless, a lot of Hungarian dishes, not specifically designated as appetizers, can be used that way. Hungarian sauces are...
Bigos is a very important food in the Polish culture. In fact, it is traditionally considered to be the national dish of Poland which makes it a very integral part of the culture indeed. Unfortunately for some...
Easter or Resurrection is the biggest holiday of the year among my Polish friends. Their traditions and recipes for traditional foods vary by region of the country they or their ancestors called home, but all are good.
Pampushky are traditional Ukrainian buns served with borscht. Learn how to make them yourself.
Gulyás, paprikás, pörkölt and tokány are the four pillars of Hungarian cooking but most people can't tell them apart. This article clearly explains the differences. Gulyas is actually a...
Potato pancakes are a German specialty throughout Europe. Here is an excellent recipe on how to make German potato pancakes.
Swiss born Hemrik Kugler opened one of the first coffee houses in Budapest in 1858. He soon became famous for his elaborate cakes with fancy fillings. This chocolate cake incorporates poppy seeds and is filled with...
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