George Lang's Cuisine of Hungary
Hungarian recipes from the founder of Cafe des Artistes and Gundel restaurants are published inside George Lang's Cuisine of Hungary cookbook.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 495 pages.
Publisher: Wings Books
Author: George Lang
Description: Restaurateur extraordinaire George Lang, owner of the romantic Cafe des Artistes in New York City and the magnificent Gundel restaurant in Budapest, has written the definitive Hungarian cookbook in George Lang's Cuisine of Hungary.
With the cooperation of Hungary's leading restaurateurs and chefs, Mr. Lang has gathered over 300 authentic and carefully tested recipes: the most comprehensive, thoroughly researched collection ever published in English. The splendid food and wine of Hungary is presented here in all its bounteous variety, from peasant soups to the sophisticated grande cuisine of the aristocracy. Many recipes are accompanied by notes on the origin of the dish, combining history, folklore, and family tradition. This cookbook is a treasure trove of such Hungarian classics as Traditional Stews (Hagyomdnyos raguk), Stuffed Vegetables (Toltott zoUsigfilek), Salads (Saldtdk), Strudels (Ritesek), Tortes (Tortdk), and many others.
This definitive guide to the cuisine of Hungary also contains an engrossing history of the Hungarian kitchen, dating back to its mysterious origins among the Mongol tribes, followed by an amusing ten-century survey of gastronomy and related matters in all the regions of Hungary today. Fascinating to read, Mr. Lang's account of the wine harvest and his discussion of that most Hungarian of all condiments, paprika, are alone worth the price of the book.
Lavishly illustrated by distinguished Hungarian artists, past and present, this is an entertaining, instructive, definitive book.
Condition: Good condition.