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Agnes’s Pogacsa | Savory Hungarian Biscuits

We were stymied, trying to figure out where to go for dinner one night, when our friend suggested a restaurant on the Danube. It...

Honey Gingerbread and Kürtőskalács

The Budapest Christmas Fair may be small, but it packs a sensory-overload of sounds, smells and sights into a few city blocks. The two...

Dark Hot Chocolate and Christmas in Budapest

If you're lucky, like we were, you'll arrive in Budapest at night. And, after passing miles and miles of generic concrete highrises, you'll look...

Budapest Christmas Fair

Boldog Karácsonyt! We're in Budapest for the Christmas market which has hundreds of wooden stalls selling hearty holiday food and drink. Oh, and a few...

Italian Pistachio Cookies

Those naughty Sicilians! Leave it to Italy, the land that brought us Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida, to have a sweet called "virgin's breast." Whether...

Banana Gingerbread

Just in time for the holidays and cold weather, this recipe makes a dense, moist and healthy loaf.  It's a great alternative to boring...

Almond Torte (Torta Rustica di Mandorle) and Breakfast in Sicily

  Breakfast may be our favorite meal in Sicily. A surprising statement about a place that created cannoli, cassata and Marsala. Breakfast in Ortygia, Agrigento and...

Rich Homemade Ricotta and a Weekend in Ortygia, Sicily

Silly us! We thought we were going to Italy. Don't be fooled, like we were, by the passport stamp when you step into Palermo or...

Grilled Calabacitas

New Mexican food tends to be hearty- lots of chiles, cheese, frijoles and posole. After a few days in Santa Fe, though, you have...

Red Chile Enchiladas

Decisions, decisions. Stack it or roll it. Blue corn or yellow. Red sauce or green. You gotta engage when you eat a New Mexico...