Duck Confit Soup with Beans and Savoy Cabbage

The mayor's wife sent over a giant organic savoy cabbage from her father's garden, and along with the generous gift, she told me how she makes her favourite soup from duck confit. Confit is a traditional French dish of slow cooked duck in its own fat. The end result is a super soft, tender and flavourful … Continue reading Duck Confit Soup with Beans and Savoy Cabbage

Who Am I? Eva HAMORI

I am a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, an auntie, a friend, a traveller, a writer, a teacher, a singer, a volunteer, a gardener, and also at least once a day, a cook. Whenever we travel to a new country and try new foods, unique flavours, spices and herbs, I come home and recreate … Continue reading Who Am I? Eva HAMORI

HOW TO MAKE: Beef Bourguignon – My Way

Beef Bourguignon, a traditional French dish. In the south, not as many people make this dish, to my surprise. I always think, that the French are like Hungarians, everyone knows how to make X,Y & Z. But in the south, it is usually far too hot to make oven dishes, except in the winter, but … Continue reading HOW TO MAKE: Beef Bourguignon – My Way

HOW TO MAKE: Hungarian Stacked Potatoes (Rakott Krumpli)

    Hungarian ‘Rakott Krumpli’ or egg and potato casserole Alfonz cooks a few times a year, usually BBQ related, and always very good. Over the years he’s picking up a few skills in the kitchen, and every once in a while, like yesterday, he surprises me with dinner. After a full day on the canal … Continue reading HOW TO MAKE: Hungarian Stacked Potatoes (Rakott Krumpli)

HOW TO MAKE: Curry Pumpkin Soup and Healthy Box Cake

Roasted Pumpkin What do you do with roasted pumpkin? To roast a pumpkin cut into 4 pieces, take out the seeds and put on an oven tray with a tiny bit of water. Cook on 300 for 1 hour. I salt it a little, sometimes put sugar or honey on it. You can not mess … Continue reading HOW TO MAKE: Curry Pumpkin Soup and Healthy Box Cake

HOW TO MAKE: Cheese Biscuits and Hungarian Goulash Soup

  Sajtos Pogácsa, Hungarian Cheese Biscuits with Goulash Soup   With mom here, she shares a few secret family recipes with us. Julie from choir had a special experience tracing her roots back to Hungary. In honour of her adventure, mom and I show her a few of our favourite dishes. Today we make Goulash … Continue reading HOW TO MAKE: Cheese Biscuits and Hungarian Goulash Soup

HOW TO MAKE: Terrine Fois Gras

Fois Gras French law states that “Foie gras belongs to the protected cultural and gastronomical heritage of France.” It is the liver of a duck fattened by force-feeding corn down the bird’s throat. Hungary produces 10% and Bulgaria 6% of this product and ships to France. 80% is produced in country but there is a good … Continue reading HOW TO MAKE: Terrine Fois Gras