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Chicken Heart Stew

By on 16 Jan , 2015 in Offals | 2 comments

Today I figured it was time to introduce one of the more controversial food categories to the blog – offals. The first example shall be a simple but delicious chicken heart stew, made the Hungarian way. While I realise many people might have second thoughts about eating the various internal organs such as heart, liver, kidney, stomach, etc., I think it is simply a matter of social programming and there is absolutely no reason why we shouldn’t consider, for instance, the heart of an animal a food. Open minded people ought to be much more adventurous (and self-critical) than following their social programming and judge food by its taste and nutritional value. Both of which are quite alright in the case of chicken hearts.

Hortobágy meat (and metal) pancakes

By on 6 Jun , 2014 in National Dishes | 0 comments

Hortobágy. The largest natural grassland in Europe. The horizon cuts the boundary between land and sky like a quick slash of a razor blade, only to be disrupted by an occasional herd of Hungarian grey cattle grazing in loose groups far, far away. Hortobágy. The name is synonymous with flatness. It is, indeed, as flat as the pancakes we were abut to roll up last afternoon to create the dish that originates from the wast expanse after which it was named.

Hortobágy meat pancakes are one of our favourite national dishes. It consists of large, thin pancakes filled with meat stew, rolled up and poured on top with a meat stock and sour cream sauce.