28 Dec '13, 5pm

Culinary Adventures On The Viking Christmas Markets Cruise @VikingRiver by @susankime #travel #foodie

Culinary Adventures On The Viking Christmas Markets Cruise @VikingRiver by @susankime #travel #foodie

Hungary is south of Slovakia, and very much like its neighbor, borders on many other countries. Thus the food we found at the Budapest Christmas Market was again such a combination of high cholesterol, wild food that I could imagine could have been eaten by Turkish and Magyar conquerors. The elegant, sweet Viennese Café society food just did not emerge here. What did emerge, however, was the common kürtös kalács, the chimney cake that is baked on a tapered cylindrical spit over an open fire. The ones we saw had a cinnamon glaze and then a plain sugar glaze. Then there were massive amounts of strudel, with large filling of poppy seed. Then, there was stuffed cabbage rolls, blood sausage, all types of bratwurst, goose thigh, pork knuckles, duck breast, and roasted chestnuts. We washed that all down with Krampampuli, a Hungarian punch, made from dates, figs, dried, plums, and...

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