With little knowledge of Central Europe but a love for travel and adventure, we packed up our 2 young children and jumped at the opportunity. Budapest seamlessly became our new home with countless produce markets (food first!), a host of close Hungarian and International friends and a city with lots to discover.
But it wasn’t until I tried my first chimney cake did I truly fall in love with Budapest. I could not understand why this secret treasure was not all over America. In the midst of a corporate job search, I decided to embark on an adventure that would change my life forever.
It all started outside a local market in Bosnyák tér with my non-English speaking chimney cake teachers. With little communication, I quickly got the hang of making chimney cakes. But it wasn’t until I was introduced to an authentic chimney cake baker, with an award-winning recipe, did I experience the passion and care that goes into the art of chimney cake baking. (This time with a Hungarian translator by my side.)