The Hungarian Cookbook Project

In the collection of recipes and cookbooks I received when my mom passed. I was especially interested in a Hungarian Cookbook published by the Culinary Arts Institute of Chicago IL. What interested me ,besides the fact that it was published in the year of my birth, was that it was ready to fall apart. The pages were really worn and brittle. I was trying to figure how to save it.

So I figured I would digitize it and publish it using Issuu than post here.

Let me know what you think.



16 Responses to “The Hungarian Cookbook Project”

  1. Becky says:

    OMG, I have looked high and low for a goulash recipe similar to one that my husband’s grandmother made. I have never had goulash, so I don’t know what I am looking for. I have tried a few recipes that I found on the web but he says they are not what he had as a child in Chicago. I am going to try the one in this book. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Chef Benwa says:

    Glad you liked it. I thought it important to keep this cookbook out there for everybody.

  3. Becky says:

    I made the Goolash tonight. I am throwing all my prior recipes away. This one is definitely a keeper.

  4. Chef Benwa says:

    Great I’m glad it turned out!

  5. Ella says:

    I have the above mentioned cookbook for over 35 years. Also just about falling apart. Each and every recipe I tried, became our favorite and make them over and over again.
    Walnut cake and Hungarian Chicken paprika is our favorite

  6. Chef Benwa says:

    Great! I’m glad you will always have a digital copy

  7. Kinga says:


    I’m from Hungary. I saw the book, felt good very much, that somebody experiments with the Hungarian kitchen! Respect! 🙂

  8. Chef Benwa says:

    Glad you liked it. Do the recipes seem authentic?

  9. Chef Benwa says:

    Hey I went to your site Dög f?z. I’m not sure if it’s correct or not but Google translates Dög f?z in to Ass Cooking.

  10. Nancy says:

    What a great little cook book, thanks for sharing! I’ve never made goulash, I will have to try it.

  11. Chef Benwa says:

    Glad you liked it.

  12. Kinga says:

    yes, they are 🙂

  13. Kinga says:

    better lazybones 🙂 google is not the best translator… 🙂

  14. Marth says:

    I have this same cookbook, mine is also brittle. Thanks for digitizing yours. I think I’ll do the same. My parents are from Hungary, and this is my go to book for the classic flavours of Hungarian Cooking.

  15. Chef Benwa says:

    I felt a lot better once I digitized it. It as old as I am and we are both getting pretty brittle. ;^)

  16. Ildiko Lee says:

    I am from Hungary. This cookbook was my first Hungarian cookbook I had purchased in this country. I still use it even though the pages are falling apart. The recipes are quite authentic. I did add or changed the amount of the ingredients here and there according to my taste. My favorite main dish recipe in the book is “Esterhazy Steak”. Delicious and also great for company. I didn’t change anything in that recipe. It is as good as it is written.
    I will also digitize it. Thank you!
    Happy cooking!

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