"The indispensable guide [to Budapest] is Carolyn Bánfalvi's Food Wine Budapest, with attractive photos by George Konkoly-Thege." -CondéNast Traveler
"Food Wine Budapest: A Terroir Guide, by Carolyn Banfalvi, concentrates on gastronomic pleasures. It is, quite simply, the best guide available today to the culinary renaissance of the city and region in the post-communist era. Banfalvi profiles some of the best restaurants and wine bars in Budapest, but also includes cafes, pastry shops, specialty food shops and markets, as well as the traditions behind their offerings. Helpfully, she includes extensive translations for the names of wines, foods and cooking methods as well. This is the first book in a new series called Terroir Guides, which promises to explore cities or regions, focusing on the way local influences are reflected in food and wine. The Budapest guide sets a high standard for those that follow." —Laszlo Buhasz, The Globe and Mail
"Getting to the heart of regional cuisine can be a tall order, but The Terroir Guides ably examine the interplay between markets, local food artisans, winemakers, and chefs on a town-by-town basis, taking the reader from field to plate and making a great companion for any food-obsessed tourist...packed with local history, food lore, and useful translations." --Sherman's Travel
"I love The Terroir Guides. They give me everything I want. They're a tactile pleasure, compact, meaty. They're lovely to look at, elegantly laid out, mutedly and tastefully colored...positively overflowing with the Who, What, Where and How even an intrepidly independent traveler should know...The Little Bookroom has a knack for putting guidebooks into print that are as useful as they are beautiful." --Wine News
"A travel guide worthy of the city.You can easily kill a week in Budapest, but until now, good food guides written in English about the area were scarce. Carolyn Banfalvi's new book, Food Wine Budapest, is part of the beautiful Terroir Guides series, and fills the gap nicely. It has neighborhood guides, a primer on Tokaji wine, tons of good restaurant recommendations, and pretty pictures." -CHOW.com
Carolyn Bánfalvi is a freelance journalist and author based in Budapest. She has been published in a variety of newspapers and magazines, including The Wall Street Journal Europe, Saveur, Gourmet.com, The Christian Science Monitor, The Wall Street Journal, Gastronomica, and The Washington Post. She organizes custom food and wine tours in Hungary through Taste Hungary, her culinary tour company.
George Konkoly-Thege was born in Hungary. His photographs have appeared in many publications, including Cosmopolitan, Horizon (the in-flight magazine for Hungarian airline Malév), and Playboy.
I bought this guide a couple of weeks before leaving on a solo trip to Hungary in the off season, November 2009. Read morePublished on July 30, 2010 by RonInManhattan
I stumbled upon this book while planning our first trip to Budapest. I couldn't put it down. It was a terrific read, very informative and packed with helpful information. Read morePublished on May 5, 2010 by Carol J. Trousdale
After 25 years in the wine business and years of food and wine travel I was astonished when, in preparation for a trip to Budapest, I ordered Carolyn's book and after its arrival... Read morePublished on February 19, 2010 by Paul Hart
I bought this book for my trip to Budapest and found it invaluable! Food in Budapest is awesome - much better than you might expect. Read morePublished on November 24, 2008 by Alfredo L. Henares