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#4 Taste of Traditional Homemade Sweeties – Poppy Seed Crescent – Mákos Guba

Poppy Seed Crescent – Mákos Guba

Let’s make it clear … the poppy seed would be considered bordering the illegal in some other countries.  The seed of the opium poppy in many parts of Central and Eastern Europe are widely consumed. The sugared, milled mature seeds are eaten with pasta, or are boiled in milk and used as filling or topping on various kinds of sweet pastry.The milling of mature seeds are carried out either industrially or brought a pack at local store and at home manually mill the poppy seeds.

There are two main compositions: the “Poppy Seeds” and the “Kifli” = yeast crescent roll which is a traditional Hungarian and Central European made into a crescednt shape. Not to be confused with French”croissant” in that it’s made from plain breadlike dough, and being more of a roll than pastry.

Not to worry of having to make a fuss dessert, requires no complicated techniques or fancy ingredients. The powerful taste of these tiny black seeds is nicely offset by the lightness and sweetness of milk and honey… Yummy!

It is understandable that those who are doing work where are special regulation and so called food taken as drug containt, instead may replace the poopy seed for a change made with grounded walnuts – Walnut Guba.

The Mákos guba is delicious in both winter and summer after a light lunch or supper. Especially eaten at Xmas and New Years time. People deeply belive that the poppy seeds would bring luck and money in the coming New Year … Same goes in consume lentils at New Year Eve. Just as well symbolozing wealth, either red, brown or black lentil. Here’s a reminder of the receipt by giving a go before New Year Eve.  https://rollinginbudapest.com/2020/08/17/hungarian-lentil-soup-with-sausage/

Recipe: Served for 6 person, preparing time: 30 mins, cooking time: 15 mins.

Ingredients: 8-10 bread crescent roll – Kifli, 1/2 litre milk, 1 pack active dry yeast, 3tbs butter, 200g ground poppy seed, 6tbs icing sugar, 4tbs honey, 1tbs vanillia sugar to taste, 1/2 medium size grated lemon zest.

Cooking: Take a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water, then add into warm milk vanilla sugar, 2 tbs of honey and 1/2 of the butter. Cut the crescents into slices and roll them into the milk. Adding the grated lemon zest to the ground poppy seed. Add then the icy sugar to it, mix with the milky crescent pieces. Preheat the oven to 180C degree. Place baking sheet in pan and apply with the remaining butter. Fill the pan with the poppy crescents. Bake the guba for ccsa. 5-10mins or see as when the top turns partially brown. The best is when some parts become crunchy-munchy as they bake. Some parts will remain soft as they are marinate in the milk. May serve this warm with adding some extra honey on the top. Fine for lunch or supper.

It is so delicious you would love to eat it not just @ New Year Eve!

Just Good to Know: In the very old days the mother’s gave warm milk with cooked poopy seeds to the babies for them to be peaceful and sleep quickly. To-day some still do at small villages around the regions in Hungary. The Hungarians indeed love this sweetie desert and not affecting to their daily work, but maybe get to go to their beddies earlier.

May also read more about other traditional Hungarian sweeties by visiting previous receipt @ “Q” & “A” Culinary Heritage Into Hungarian Kitchen.

© by Aggie Reiter

Double-Decker Trains Rolling on the Tracks Back-and-Forth Budapest

 Those who take the train to the capital to work or participate in a program … here is the first double-decker train in Hungary.

Rail is one of the safest and most environmentally friendly modes of transport.

The Budapest-Nyugati-Cegléd-Szolnok train departed from Nyugati Railway Station at 6 am on March 15, 2020. Double-decker trains will run on the two busiest suburbs, Budapest-Nyugati-Vác-Szob and Budapest-Nyugati-Cegléd-Szolnok. The production of double-deck trains is provided by Stadler Bussnang AG. performs.

From April, passengers will be able to meet the new double-decker trains on the Budapest-West-Vác-Szob railway line. After March, there will be one more KISS pilot in April and May each, and in June another seven KISS will be tested. The 11th vehicle is due to start in August, and another 21-story power train will be available by the end of 2022.

Passengers are equipped with an age-appropriate passenger information system, air-conditioned spacious train with 600 seats. It will be equipped with three standard and can be used by a disabled sink, and 4 wheelchair, and 12 bike or 5 stroller can be supplied, as well as for Wi-Fi, mobile phones and laptops charging network connections, as well as state of the art camera system will have a multi-functional spaces.

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International Women’s Day – “My Name, Mary Page Marlowe” – Play @ Budapest

My Name, Mary Page Marlowe

Centrál Theater @ 7 p.m.

District, VI., 18. Révay Street – Budapest

In the coming week-end on Sunday, March 8,  will be celebrated around the world the International Women’s Day and on this occasion will feature the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tracy Letts  American playwright, screenwriter (also author of August Oklahoma and actor an ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theater Company).

My Name, Mary Page Marlowe, directed by Tamás Puskás will be on stage at the Central Theater. The American Contemporary Drama depicts the life of a woman in eleven images. The play opens with Mary, aged 40, telling her children that she is divorcing their father and moving from Dayton, Ohio, to Kentucky. Her past is subsequently shown with Mary in conflict with her own mother. Later in life she deals with the fallout from three DUI convictions.

The audience are following a secret. Will team up with the image, can be understood what, why happened?
Alexandra Borbély plays the young scenes, and Juli Básti plays the elder scenes. Other members of the cast including Dóra Sztarenki, András Stohl and Péter Scherer.

The play premiered was in April, 2016 at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater – USA. Mary Page Marlowe opened Off-Broadway in New York City at the Tony Kiser Theater on July, 12. 2018.
Some tickets are already sold out, but see which date the play is on: online: https://centralszinhaz.jegy.hu/

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Culinary Orchestrating by 5 Award Winning Spanish Chefs @ Budapest

ElClásico Live – Spanish Extravaganza Festival Budapest

The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest – Elizabeth Ballroom

Sunday, March, 1.

7 p.m. – 11 p.m. – LaLiga Tapas Buffet

The celebration of the legendary “ElClásicó” this SunDay – NighDay  at LaLiga and The Ritz-Carlton – Budapest brings exciting Spanish culinary experiences to evoke the spirit of Spain in the heart of Budapest.

A gastronomy treat to not only the Hungarians but for the Spaniards in Hungary to enjoy their homeland tastes.

A unique live ElClásico broadcast starts 9 p.m. Indeed will be an unforgettable evening of gastronomy conducted by world renowned Spanish guest chefs lead by tapas master Ager Urigüen and Jordi Gimeno Benito. Let your taste buds explore  artfully created 20 different irresistible tapas.

As all European football fans known, ElClásicó is the name given to any match between the two fierce rivals of Spain, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. In addition to the UEFA Champions League final, it is considered to be one of the most important, exciting events at the forefront of European football, followed by millions of fans.

Ticket price: 15000HUF +15% service charge. Price includes LaLiga Tapas Buffet, Spanish Wines. To book call: +36 1 429 5500.

Disfruta del delicioso sabor de las tapas de los chefs de Spanard en Budapest!

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Bye-Bye Retró Lángos Buffet – Bulldozer Party @ Budapest

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Farewell is to mark the closing occasion with holding a Bulldoser Party

February, 28-29. 2020.

Saying Good Bye to the venue that exited for over 10 years, whereas many locals spent their lunch break there. Also needless to say the message from tourist who once visited the Retro Langos Buffet in Budapest shared with friends planning a visit to Budapest to a must visit venue. Anytime of the day always in queues, but it was worthwhile in waiting for the good packed Hungarian and/or international mouthwatering fillings at the Retro Lángos Buffet. Many folks simply hit the road to grab their sour cream and cheese + onion lángos.

Unfortunetely,  the Retro Lángos Buffet became a victim in closing one of the prime downtown destination for fried-dough delights in Budapest and it’s still  open until the end of this February to visit … best-loved street-food spot. The Retró Lángos due to the forthcoming long-term renovation tasks of metro line M3 at Arany János Street is to close.

On Friday, February, 28.  sharp 4 p.m. – 11.30 p.m. and rolling along next day Saturday, February, 29. also from 4 p.m. until 11.30 p.m. Live music breaks  and not to be missed in style and with a fireworks display on the spot.

Better not to go with full stomach  cause the  fantastic flavors at bulldozer party will involve everything that goes with lángos … garlic-guzzling contest … frisbee-throwing … dozen-and-dozen of yummy flavors. Next day on Saturday, February, 29.  from 4 p.m. early arrival is expected by the kids to enjoy trampoline.

For further details about the whereabouts of  the Retro Lángos Buffet new venue still to come … stay tuned to http://www.rollinginbudapest.com

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Diplomatic Fair @ Budapest -2019

Sunday, November, 24. 2019

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

InterContinental Budapest

District,  V., 12-14. Apaczai Csere J. Street

The 9th Diplomatic Fair is coming along again to entertain, give an insight to traditional art work, spices, groceries, culture, places to visit, of course a chance for a little shopping of foreigners countries by the visitors, organised by the Diplomatic Spouses of Budapest  (DSB).

On this occasion just as in the past years, respective embassies resent their special food, drinks as well. It is a fine time to have a taste of delicious international delicacies at several the food corners on the first floor. Entertainment within traditional dances, and music.

Popular the raffles  during the day and a children’s corner to entertain and keep them busy whilst parents have a glance on the items out on display.

Some exhibitors showcase the sights of their country in the spirit to make appetite for travelers.  No doubt  Xmas is on is way, therefore grand time to  look around, purchase some spices, cookies and groceries stuff from nations table.

Not otherwise this year as well – the DSB supporting charities. At the event besides all the fun, with the the raise funds for Hungarian charities  to be going to specific projects that benefit the needy.

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Transylvanian Days @ Grand Market Hall – Budapest

Grand  Market Hall –  District, IX., 1-3. Vámház Blvd. – Budapest

October, 9-11. 2018. – Open: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Despite of the season, the weather has been incredible nice, the sun, catching some rays at this time of the year is a gift of nature. Rolling along in Budapest worthwhile to take your steps to the Grand Market Hall.

As a reminder to the coming up next National Days at the Grand Market Hall – Budapest, welcomes locals and foreigners  to join  the 3 days exhibition. A neighboring country Transylvania will be introducing their culture with programs and also not just to see but to buy on the spot all sorts of hand-made crafts. Transylvanian producers will make the Grand Market Hall of Budapest colorful and special for three days event. This event gives you an opportunity to try delicious Transylvanian cuisine, to get to know the beautiful handmade products and encounter  with the producers personally.

One of their foodies comes rain … come shine is for anytime of the year, it is the perfect combination of sweet and salty original chimneys cones. For those who are not familiar … the best way to describe it is a doughnut cone.

For the fine taste gurus, they may taste the traditional potato bread, the well-known stuffed cabbage and vinegar with tarragon for the perfect potato soup. In addition, get your special kind of tinctures and honey from the Transylvanian mountains to strengthen immune system and prevent snuffle.  Last but not least, do not forget to try the blueberry and sour cherry liqueur.

Enjoy your day at one of the most beautiful Grand Markets in Europe.

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Aussie Contemporary Circus Theater – Trafó – Budapest

Trafó House of Contemporary Arts.

District, IX., 41. Liliom Street – Budapest

 September, 27. 2018. – 8 p.m. – sold out
September, 28. 2018. – 8 p.m
September, 29. 2018. – 8 p.m. – sold out

Ticket prices: 3000HUF

The group formed in Adelaide – Australia in 2009. A Simple Space  is their 3rd show and has achieved huge international success, receiving multiple awards, and having performed more than half-a-thousand times in 24 countries across the world.

The follow-up show Backbone, created in 2017, has already been nominated for multiple awards, and toured to festivals internationally.  The audience maybe never have had seen such a breathtaking performance before! The dynamic acrobatics and contemporary circus theater, full of original twists and most probably many will hold their breath,  watching the acrobatics unparalleled energy and charm that made this unique company famous. There will be also live percussion on stage. In circus and theater with the lighting design and operation it present an uplifting sight  all the way through 60mins.  Gravity & Other Myths have performed Exhale at festivals, award ceremonies, corporate functions, fundraisers and parades and for the first time arriving to Budapest.

Acrobats: Martin Schreiber, Lachlan Binns, Jascha Boyce, Jacob Randell, Lewie West, Lewis Rankin, Joanne Curry, Mieke Lizotte, Lachlan Harper, Jackson Manson. Musicians: Elliot Zoerner, Alexey Kochetkov. Director: Darcy Grant. Design and light designer: Geoff Cobham. Producer: Craig Harrison. Creative companion: Triton Tunis-Mitchell

Supporters: Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., Adelaide Festival, Sydney Festival and Aurora Nova.

Not to be missed … get into the mood to see a Circus Theater performance of the 21st century … hurry-up to get your ticket on the spot (4 p.m. 8 p.m.) or: through English site:  https://trafo.jegy.hu/program/gravity-other-myths-aus-backbone-93036/445291?lang=en  before they are sold out (only left for the day September, 28.!)

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Hungarian Freelusion Dance Company – Erkel Theater – Budapest!

ERKEL THEATER

First time in Hungary!

Friday, October 12. at 7 p.m. 

Saturday, October 13. at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

District, VIII. 30. János Pál Pápa Square

Special Guest : NIKA

Freelusion opens a new chapter in entertainment with a new piece. The Lighthunter – Amar who is a nice little clumsy boy working in a circus. Every day, over and over again, he tirelessly tries to impress the circus director and his primordia, but this always fails. One day, however, an unexpected thing happens … Open for the 21 century’s  3D visuals experience … dance troupe’s … Las Vegas-style … parade performance …  You couldn’t see it anywhere … anytime else! Here’s a glance into the show:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEFFka0FZxg

The Freelusion Dance Company is the world’s very first introduced composition, most successful … largest … experienced 3D visuals … dance troupe, which is led by Artistic Director – Timea Papp  established during 2009 in Hungary.

After their debut at 6 continents and 50 countries finally they take the Hungarians in Budapest on a Magical Mistery Journey into the World of Wonders … Fantasyunique dynamics of amazement and emotionsLove within a virtual 3D visual with dance theater presenting  for our future generation to learn about a new dimension of art.

The Hungarian Freelusion are already world stars and finally perform at home to introduce themselves. Their pioneering entertainment brand is a spectacular mixture of contemporary dance trends and 3D interactive projection mapping which takes the audience into a world of virtual reality.

For the last 6 years the group have been travelling around the World and delivered incredible shows from Los Angeles to Tokio and also participated on world-class Talent and TV Shows, such as:  – Britain’s Got Talent, America’s Got Talent … (peck into: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=248&v=akJ9_f9qgJo)

Through their beginning up till to-day they collaborated with the Cirque de Monte Carlo and Tim Burton, performed at the Fake Off competition, has won several prestigious competitions in Las Vegas super-production and their name hallmark to the festive play of the Burj Kalifa building – Dubai.

It is a unique Broadway style full night performance in 75 min. This performance is an exciting combination of 3D video mapping and modern dance. The show is a mind-blowing experience an audio-visual ecstasy based on different visual elements and talented artists including dancers, stunts even dragons and many more.

Previously, building projections  were brought alive in Budapest during Advent on the walls of Saint Steven Basilica church and the Deák Square buildings were most welcomed by folks walk on by.

An insight of ticket prices: Tickets from 1900HUF – limited sight. ARC. Category: 14900HUF. III. Category: 7900HUF, II. Category: 4900HUF, Category I: 1900HUF.

“Meet & Greet” supplement ticket 49000HUF (Take a lifetime of memories home!) … For the first time in Hungary, get an insight into the thrilling 3D projection world!

VIP box: 250000HUF for 6 people, (With 2 M & G tickets), VIP box extra: 500000HUF 6 people, (With 4 M & G tickets).

To buy tickets at the http://jegyek.freelusion.com/ only written in Hungarian language, below easier for foreigners: so if you’re sure you’d love to be there then better hurry up to get your ticket, cause they are running out very fast …  choose your seat. Here is to buy your ticket in English-language at: https://www.jegy.hu/program/amar-the-lighthunter-95480?lang=en  … or on the spot at the Erkel Theater.

The performance is recommended for over the age of 12.

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Herald News – Neverland – Bar – Escape Room – Budapest

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Upon the press invitation visited the newest entertainment spot in Budapest

District, VII., 22-24 Dohány Street.

Was led around the venue and was told that the idea acctually was born in Hungary and the successful Hungarian idea proven at a couple of the States in America and now-a-days is rethought and returned to Budapest!

Opening coming up soon and visitors are invited from Monday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Budapest nearby to the party district, creates a new kind of spooky parting out environment within September opening.

Neverland is the perfect example of why the image of the “stubborn Hungarian” will never change. Why? Because the escape rooms – Hungarian real-time adventure games – are currently one of Budapest’s main tourist attractions, alongside the ruins.
You find the experience here unmatchable and will be rewarded with excitement and laughter.

At the moment not sure when will the opening g take place, but it happens it will be from Monday – Sunday between 9 a.m. – 2 a.m. at District VII., 22-24 Dohány Street.

This is a fantastic place for those tired of traditional café and pubs but still looking for simply a cuppa tea and/or homemade lemonade.

If you are looking for somewhere to have a relaxed conversation with friends while having a beer or wine… pull up a chair! There they will know what you exactly what your thinking of.

BAR – Open for not only private events but friends gathering. In addition to premium spirits and craft beer, sheer excitement and wonder will not only be in your glass. Also the Neverland is a grand place with has all-day breakfast available with American-style meals and great drinks. On the menu, you will find tasty treats like crispy deep-fried Jalapeño Poppers and sizzling prawns in garlic sauce served.

THE ESCAPE ROOMS – Hungarian real-time adventure games, unmatchable and rewarded with excitement and laughter. The game is about entertaining fun where you can escape from reality. The game is about entertaining fun where you can escape from reality. In an escape room the game relies on solving diverse tasks as a team so you can break out within 60 minutes. You will be given all the important information before the game begins. The price of the room is 3500HUF/person. The rate varies depending on the day of the week, the time you wish to play, and the number of people in your team. All rooms have a maximum of 7 participants.

THE VR EXPERIENCE – Virtual reality is part of the fascinating world of interactive entertainment. Technology brings you into an elusive, surreal realm, removing the lines between reality and fiction. From the moment you pick up your VR Glasses, you forget the world around you while you fall into another world.

PRIVATE ROOM – The private room has the exclusive look, unique not only in its distinctive style, the exclusive atmosphere, ambiance, and personalized services create a truly VIP experience to the special guests. On request, our private, well-separated room can offer you a pianist and your own bartender as well as many other amenities you may desire. Water pipes, cigars, and pianists complete the sensual atmosphere along with your very own bartender serving  missing whiskeys such as the deluxe Johnnie Walker Black Label, the stylish Old Pulteney from Northern Scotland and the 16-year-old Lagavulin Whiskey the Duke of Whiskey. This deep, smoky drink is especially recommended for those who like to indulge long into the night. In addition to the many exclusive services they offer for VIP guests.

Further information get in touch through josep.zara@neverland.hu with Josep Zara – event guru.

Below are some games description to live through e.g. … Want to be rich, not dead! … Here is a great opportunity…a big win coming! Obviously, in a bad situation, so it’s time to put everything on the line! The Great Wild West Poker Tournament is waiting for you, the prize is half a million dollars! But there is a problem … there is no chance cause the royal flush or two pairs. We will arrange to get arrested and plan our escape later!

Another e.g. … Celebrating at the hotel bar when an armed gang attacked. Not long after, you found yourself in a ruined mansion, the former home of a wizard. There are papyrus rolls on the desk, and you are stunned to learn you are in the year 1525! You cling to one another frightfully, then search for something to help you get back to your time. There is a crystal ball and in it, you see a meowing cat with a key dangling from its neck. You are all certain finding this key is will solve your situation. You have one chance to get back: you have to find the wizard’s cat!

Also mention another superb experience as You and your fellow prisoners are condemned to death. Your lawyers have done everything they can, but all appeals have been rejected. Your nerves have been crushed by waiting, and the priest called to comfort you through your last hours brings no peace. Time’s up. You are alone with your thoughts in the cold cell. There are 60 minutes until the execution. Can you escape your destiny?

Beside many games here you go g.e. …It is the year 2041. You are on a spaceship on your way to the planet Tante … the lonely planet. You were in a state of hibernation, and, after traveling many years a meteor shower has caused damage to some systems. This has caused some of the hibernation systems to disengage earlier than planned. Co-ordination systems are down, but the dashboard timer is still fully operational. You have 60 minutes before oxygen runs out. If you cannot find a closer planet capable of sustaining life, you lose.

Further updates as they come available.

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