13th Hungarian Festival in Sarasota, Florida
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41st Western Canadian Hungarian Folk Festival
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A great gift idea for the holidays: ReConnect Hungary Birthright trip!
Your loved one will experience exclusive events, quality programs, networking opportunities and friendships to last a lifetime. Read More ...
A special message from Allison Pataki
Watch this powerful message from our Ambassador, Allison Pataki, whose Hungarian heritage is a source of pride and an integral... Read More ...
And the winner is... Jordyn Barone from Washington!
Congratulations to Jordyn, the winner of the Online Hungarian Language Course. Read More ...
Application deadline extended until January 31, 2018!
We have good news for the new year: you can still apply for the 2018 Hungarian birthright trip! Read More ...
Applications for ReConnect Hungary 2021 Open on January 25!
Our next birthright trip will be from July 8-22, 2021*, and applications are open from January 25... Read More ...
Applications for ReConnect Hungary 2022 Open November 3!
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Applications open for ReConnect Hungary 2020!
Apply for the 2020 Hungarian Birthright Program today and begin the journey to rediscover your Hungarian self. Read More ...
- Apply for ReConnect Hungary 2018 by December 11 and win an Online Hungarian Language Course worth $300!
Best meal on a hot Summer day: cold Hungarian sour cherry soup!
Sour cherry soup (meggyleves) is a traditional summertime treat in Hungary.
You will fall in love with this dish if you like fruit and creamy soup. Plenty of Hungarian families have their own unique recipe, but no matter how you make it, it's always refreshing and delicious. The 2019 ReConnect Hungary participants had the chance to try it in New York on orientation day at the Hungarian Consulate before they left for the Hungarian birthright trip on June 14th.
Ingredients (serves 4-6):
500 g (1.1 pound) sour cherry (fresh or preserved, pitted)
2-3 cinnamon sticks
4-5 tablespoons of sugar
6-7 pieces of cloves
pinch of salt
1 cup sour cream (or cream) to thicken
1 tablespoon of flour
and optionally: 100 ml (1/2 cup) red wine
Add the cherries and the sugar to 1 liter (33.8 ounces) of water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add the cinnamon sticks and cloves to the cherry soup. Cook it for about 10 minutes or until the cherries are soft.In a medium-sized bowl add the sour cream, the flour and a pinch of salt to a cup of the hot cherry liquid and mix until smooth. Add the mixture to the cherry soup. Carefully simmer for about 5 minutes without boiling. Optionally, add the red wine to the soup to give the cherries a special flavor.Remove the cinnamon sticks and the cloves. Let it cool down and put the cherry soup in the refrigerator until chilled. Serve cold on a hot summer day.
My whole life I felt like we were missing pieces to our Hungarian heritage. The only things passed down through the generations were the food and some family stories. After this trip, I feel like I got to fill in those gaps. I have a better sense of what it means to be Hungarian-American and I feel a stronger connection to my great grandfather.This experience