If it’s Tuesday, this must be taco. “Taco Tuesday” is a custom in many US cities, which means going out to eat tacos on Tuesday nights. For those who live outside of US, eating tacos on a Tuesday might seem like a meaningless affair. But for Americans, it’s a weekly fiesta. Restaurants often offer special prices for tacos, thanks to Mexican influence. 🙂 My wife has been working for an American company for almost 2 decades and I worked in Mexico for 12 years. We decided to create our very own Taco Tuesday in our lovely flat, combining this American custom with my Mexican experience.
Sunday. It’s the day in Hungarian family life when close family members sit down for lunch together. As half of my family is Hungarian, I’m trying to follow this lovely tradition. But where could we have lunch with my 3 grandchildren in a hot summer day? Good question. And what do they like to eat? Hmmm. Children are a little bit picky. I need to find a place with kid-friendly food. They like eating French fries (like me :)), sausages, ice cream, and … wait a minute. A brilliant idea came to my mind: they love eating pizza. So let’s go to Restaurant Mauro in Zamárdi. Encouraged by the idea, Sunday morning I packed my family into the car and we found ourselves on the road to Lake Balaton. No summer without Mauro and his restaurant. 🙂
Cuba is a Latin country filled with intense emotions, where feasts and traditions have high importance in everyday life. This time people gather in the streets or at home and dance together, sipping the delicious rum, so celebrate simply. 🙂 Chef Nacho’s team at Los Carballos is trying to commemorate worthily the anniversary of Cuba’s National Holiday the ‘National Revolutionary Festival’ (in Spanish: Movimiento 26 de Julio) with a grand fiesta through the Latin Food Festival.
The 30th birthday. An important milestone in life. April 12, 1986. It’s one of the most important days in my life. On this day 30 years ago my son, Ignacio Michel, the Voice of Los Carballos, was born. He was the first male child born in the fourth generation of the Cuban branch of the Carballo family, because my great-grandfather came from Galicia, Spain, to Cuba.
Living abroad, far from your country always brings new changes and challenges for your life! I had lived in many countries before I moved to Budapest but no matter how experienced you are in moving countries, you will always experience some kind of ‘culture shock’. Adapting to a foreign culture can be very stressful, even if you’ve visited the country before.
Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day has arrived and it falls on a Sunday this year. It means that you have no excuse for not cooking a romantic dinner at home. Stay in and skip the foolishness of a Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu in a restaurant, and cook at home. Don’t deal with mediocre food, take the opportunity to cook something a bit outside your comfort zone and really wow your significant other. But you know what? Cooking together at home is way more romantic. Just the two of you, an intimate romantic rendezvous á la Los Carballos.
“There once lived a pharaoh who named himself Hor after the falcon gods. Hor was very proud of his witty clever intellect. In 25 years and at the cost of the lives of thousands of slaves he built a Pyramid of Doom, to which he invited all the monarchs of the world, to test themselves by making it out alive of the pyramid before starving to death. The monarch that makes it out alive will then be the ruler of all of Egypt.” Chef Nacho, head of the Carballo tribe, also heard of the challenge, brought his family together to participate in decoding the secrets of the Pyramid of Doom.
Cuba is the largest island of the Caribbean Sea with rich cultural heritage, which is reflected in culinary traditions that are as vibrant and varied as the variety of cultures that have contributed to the development of this delicious cuisine. Cuban cuisine has been influenced by Spanish, African, Creole and Caribbean cuisines and is famous for its cooking and preparation styles all over the world. In this blog entry I’ll describe some of the interesting facts of this culinary world.