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5.0 out of 5 stars Stellar book! The best guide I have ever purchased, May 5, 2010
This review is from: Food Wine Budapest (The Terroir Guides) (Paperback)
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. Personally I appreciated the historical perspective of Hungarian cuisine. More importantly it was very helpful to understand the food and wine culture of Hungary. I immediately contacted Carolyn and set up a tour of the markets during my visit. While this is a review of the book, I can not say enough about the nearly all day tour. Carolyn took my partner and I through the Central Market Hall and then to a very contrasting market just outside the city. On our way back the metro went out of service. Carolyn scrambled to create plan B and we ended up at Castro Bisztró, a hole in the wall Serbian cafe that has become my favorite spot in Budapest. Carolyn's reviews of the bars, cafes and restaurants are dead on accurate. We have come to completely depend on this guide for all our food related needs in Budapest. We have made several trip to Budapest now as my partner teaches a college term there in January. Many of her students purchased the book after Carolyn took them on a student friendly tour and used it during their month in Budapest. We have also given this book to local Hungarians as a gift and they have come to cherish the book! I do hope a second addition is in the works as I have found several of the wine shops have gone out of business. Any food guide needs to be updated over time as places go out of business or move. I can't say enough about the book or Carolyn and her husband Gábor who operate [...] . During my last visit Gábor took me on a beekeepers tour, visiting a famous bee museum and a local apiary to meet a Hungarian beekeeper. You won't find a better resource or guide than the Bánfalvi's!
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