I have a deep love of food illustrations and Hungarian food.  Sometimes I wander into the scary world of the  inter-webs looking for the perfect marriage of my two loves.  Instagram led me to artist named Nick Hilditch.  (On Instagram he goes by the name @pockless.)

He has a whimsical look at traditional Hungarian dishes.  These drawings left me laughing, nostalgic and hungry.  He traveled to Hungary in 1996, recorded his food travels not with photographs like most of us common fools, but with art.
I love these.
I love everything about these.
Well done Mr. Hilditch.  I’d like to explore other parts of the world with you.




As a child I always dreaded the question “where is your family from?”  Because I know the question that would immediately follow would be , “Oh, your family is from Hungary?  Are you hungry?”

The answer was and will always be yes.

Yes, I am hungry/Hungary.

Onions, lard and paprika.  The three things that I can say shaped my culinary tastes growing up and that defines the things I crave today.

Its also interesting that Hungary is the only country on this list that has lard as a “spice”.  Can rendered pig fat be a spice?  I don’t know.  But I do know I enjoy a healthy {unhealthy} spoonful of lard spread on a fresh piece of bread.  Straight up rural Hungarian farmer status,  just the way my grandfather did.

picture courtesy of foodbeast.com

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