Nátrium-glutamát nélkül!

October 23, 2009

Since (as usual) we’re on the subject of kaja, what is it with Hungarians and MSG (E621)? Anyone who tells me that it’s a traditional Hungarian ingredient is a liar. SO CUT IT OUT.

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Pécsi Csirke

October 23, 2009

Csirkecomb Pécs Módra/Fünfkircher (Wieländer) Hendl

Fry a couple of sliced onions and garlic cloves in a little oil until brown. Add a teaspoon of paprika powder, two halved tomatoes, two sliced courgettes and four chicken legs. Fry the chicken for a few minutes, turning frequently, until it’s browned. Season with salt and pepper, add a tin of chopped tomatoes, 75g of tomato puree, a vegetable stock cube, a dash of white wine and half a teaspoon each of mustard, rosemary and Erős Pista. When it’s all cooking, turn the heat down a bit and simmer until the chicken is cooked through.

Serve with fried diced potatoes or pasta, and a green salad.

The Empty East

October 23, 2009

At our daughter’s school I found a World Sticker Atlas, published by Readers Digest in 1992, and the map of Europe looks like this:

Europe extract from 1992 Sticker Atlas

What must life be like in places like Poland, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Hungary, and Romania? Nothing but a few factories and mines…