Art of Hungarian Cooking Cookbook 1954

Art of Hungarian Cooking is a vintage cookbook from 1954. It presents 200 plus recipes showcasing Hungarian cuisine. Recipes are easy-to-follow and enjoyable to prepare. Each dish is a key part of the Magyar kitchen. 


Format: Hardcover, 221 pages 

Copyright: 1954, Book Club Edition 

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 

Author: Paula Pogany Bennett and Velma R. Clark 

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Description: In Old Hungary the spirit with which a special dish is cooked is as important as its ingredients and measurements. Warm and flavorful, The Art of Hungarian Cooking is full of the zest for good food and wine that is so freely expressed in the folk songs and fiery csardas of the food-loving Magyars.  

Hungarian cooking, contrary to popular misconception, is not spicy; it is subtle and pleasing in a sophisticated way. The use of paprika, along with sour cream and lighter-than-air pastries, has given a national character to the food. Mrs. Bennett has included chapters on Hungarian menus, appetizers, soups, meats, poultry, fish, vegetables, salads, relishes, sauces, breads, noodles, pancakes, strudels, pastries, desserts, and beverages. All of the recipes in this cookbook have been tested by the distinguished home economist, Velma R. Clark.  

The delightful drawings by the noted Hungarian artist, Willy Pogany, illustrate many of the dishes and customs of which Mrs. Bennett writes. This is not only an adventure in fine food; it is a chronicle of traditions and ceremonies, a portrait of a way of life.  


Condition: Good condition. Dust jacket has minor wear with some very small tears on the edges. 

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