Sunday, January 23, 2011

budapest love

I ate at Eden, a kosher vegetarian restaurant, on my last trip to Budapest. It was December and I had squash soup, a typical dish of Central Europe, an arugula salad, and cherry/poppyseed strudel for dessert. It was a memorable meal at an elegant but unpretentious venue. Vegetable love runs through the card like the Danube through the city. I took a tram across the river to get to the restaurant.

Budapest is much in this card, too, though the depiction of shelling a chestnut is from Kyoto. I always bought little bags of chestnuts on winter trips to Budapest. They were sold on street corners, straight from the roaster to the bag. Hot and delicious! No directions on how to shell them either.

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