If you missed my Christmas post from Budapest, don’t fret. Just because Christmas is behind us doesn’t mean there are not still some amazing things to do this winter. Following up on my experience in Budapest… today I am going to make you drool! If you have never been to Budapest, you are missing on a whole lotta culture, architecture, history and deliciousness.
Before I went to Budapest, I thought Hungary is this super expensive place – since their taxes are the highest in Europe! 28%! – Damn! I was prepared to spend lots of dinero, but actually I was surprised how cheap it was! It is much cheaper then UK, also Cheaper than Prague and Zagreb, but still a bit more expensive than Belgrade. Anyhow, It is a very beautiful place!
So one of the places in Budapest that really left me speechless was their market. It is this grand , splendid, wonderful, spectacular building that makes you feel like you just stepped in to a Harry Potter movie! Everything about it is so warm, friendly and inviting! The produce, meat, cheese, vegetables are literally on every step! But we went there for a very specific reason. We went to buy the groceries to make some Hungarian Food!
Cecilia is the brain behind a cooking class called Easy Cooking Budapest. She not only shows you around and tells you about the history of Hungarian food, but she takes you to her home and shows you how to make some seriously delicious Hungarian food! Hung(a)ry yet?
After our Market tour we headed to her house with taxis. She already has set up everything for us to start. We started with pealing potatoes and cutting up onions, but also enjoyed some Palinka during the course of preparation.
The main part of everything Hungarian is the Paprika. Paprika goes in to everything in large amounts. They love Paprika in every single way possible, so it was obvious this was a very Paprikas experience.
We spent hours just talking, eating and cooking, and I must say it was one of the most wonderful experiences on a trip. I really enjoyed seeing how other people prepare dishes, we were laughing, helping each-other, and that was the moment I felt we all kind of bonded. I would say this type of experience is perfect for team building or foodies interested in local cuisine. Cecilia was amazing and she really did let us make everything.
If your path leads to Budapest, make sure you try Easy cooking Budapest.
Next post is about shopping so stay tuned shopingoholics 🙂