I'm talking about Hungaro-Mém. A website and Facebook page dedicated to creating memes by putting Hungarian-style mustaches on celebrities or characters from films and adding hilarious captions in an old, countryside Hungarian dialect.
In Tokaj, Hungary’s truly legendary wine region which boasts the world’s oldest classification system, much effort has been put into transforming the elegant Furmint grape, which forms the backbone of the sumptuously sweet and legendary Tokaji Aszű, into one that also makes world-class dry white wine.
Hungary has been making Peszgő sparkling wines since the 1820s. It seemed logical after centuries of making Tokaj, a golden wine of a slightly different character, but also a wine that seems to go naturally with any kind of celebration. During the dreary soviet days Pezsgő production trailed off, but it has come back with a vengeance in the last 20 years. Bravo! Or should I say, Bravő!
But even as you dip your toe in the soothing and invigorating thermal waters, you will start to notice three very distinct strands in that culture. The Three Great Ages in Hungarian Bathing, let’s call them, so that we sound like history professors as well as people who like to be pampered.
Of course there are plenty of good Hungarian restaurants, and even some that update or modify Hungarian dishes to create a kind of ‘Magyar fusion’. Naturally, there are also Italian and French restaurants, some very good ones as it happens. But the variety of restaurant continues to deepen and widen with every passing year.