Bibi’s Bites - Bagels

October 26, 2023

It all started with Reka’s post about bagels. Where does one get bagels in Budapest? The truth is you can buy them in Starbucks, some bakeries, and grocery stores. But I am lazy – I’d rather make my own. So on a lazy Saturday morning I opened the email that Hilary Potosnak (thank you, darling!) […]

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Bibi’s Bites – Mushroom cream soup

June 14, 2023

Today’s recipe is the world’s easiest fancy soup. Sounds good eh? And it tastes good, too! With only 30 minutes of prep time, mushroom cream soup is a delightful addition to any meal would it be a family meal or an elegant dinner party. Ingredients: All of these can easily be found in most grocery […]

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Easter in Hungary (Part 1)

April 2, 2023

Hungary has its own unique ways of celebrating Easter. Despite the fact that most Hungarians claim a Catholic affiliation, the population in Hungary tends to be very secular, and our Easter customs reflect this. Most Easter celebrations are still rooted in traditional country folk life, and are generally free both of religious overtones and of […]

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Bibi’s Bites - Ruccola Salad

March 8, 2023

Editor’s note: Bibi sent this to me while Budapest was still covered in a thick blanket of snow, the daily high was -7°C and strawberries were an uncommon treat. Now that Spring is around the corner they are available pretty much everywhere in Budapest. I was doing my regular Saturday grocery shopping, when I came […]

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Bibi’s Bites - Veal Pot Pie

February 26, 2023

I love pot pies. They are old fashioned, very traditional, and delicious. Made with lean meat, fresh veggies and flaky crust, a pot pie is a treat family dinner. So today we’ll be making a veal pot pie – a large family size pot pie and individually portioned mini pot pies. The best thing about […]

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Chef Pale’s Cooking Show

February 22, 2023

In honor of Shrove Tuesday (a.k.a. Pancake Day, Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday) Chef Pale hosted a cooking show. When he came home from the nursery, the set was ready for him. Ingredients and utensils were out and ready for the show to begin. Take one… and action! Basic recipe (these are actually crepes because […]

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Guest Post - Zizi’s Vegan Adventures

February 19, 2023

Dairy and food allergies are more and more common these days, and finding dairy-free, kid-friendly recipes are always a challenge. I have been following Zita on Twitter for a while because she is a dedicated foodie, lives in Budapest and her blog is full of delicious vegan and vegetarian recipes. I asked her to share […]

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Bibi’s Bites - Salmon Wraps

February 8, 2023

Today’s recipe is wonderful as it can be a sophisticated dinner for adult company and an easy meal for kids. Of course, I am talking about salmon. Now, the first thing you need to know about salmon is that it is one of the most flavourful fish, special spices aren’t absolutely necessary to make it […]

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Bibi’s Bites - Chicken Fingers

February 1, 2023

This recipe is one of many that my mother-in-law, Gladys, taught me when I got married. She is a fantastic cook and I have always been impressed by her ability to cook food that pleases both children and adults. So, thank you, Gladys! Today I am happy to spread the joy of cooking Alberta, Canada-style […]

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