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”Mátyás the Just” and Some of His Military Exploits

Raven with gold ring in its beak, symbol of Mátyás király (photo by Zsuzsa Lengyel)
”Mátyás the Just” and Some of His Military Exploits
Son of ”Turk-beating (törökverő) Hunyadi János”, Mátyás followed in his father’s footsteps.  But he is best remembered for his legal reforms, and for punishing exploitation of the poor by the rich.  There are numerous legends describing Mátyás király going among the people in disguise to see for himself how they were treated, and providing swift justice when they were not.  This earned him the title ”Mátyás the Just” – Mátyás az igazságos.  See the full story...
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Like Father, Like Son:  Szervátiusz Jenő, Szervátiusz Tibor

Szervátiusz Jenő and Szervátiusz Tibor
Like Father, Like Son: Szervátiusz Jenő, Szervátiusz Tibor

We seldom – almost never – hear of a son following in his famous artist father’s footsteps, but in this case both were equally talented and well-known. The son, Szervátiusz Tibor, passed away in April of this year, which gives us an excuse to write about them.

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Jeges Ember/The Ice Man

Cutting blocks of ice on the lake
Jeges Ember/The Ice Man
A bit of nostalgia here – we are looking at one of those social institutions that have faded away over the last half century: the ice man. See the full story...
Judit Vasmatics Paolini

Mézeskalács – Honey Cakes
Mézeskalács – Honey Cakes

Peggy Gerenda Chetuti’s mother, Margaret Gerenda, had submitted this recipe to the St. Ladislaus church cookbook, published in 1991. 

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Place Names that Beg for an Explanation – Helységnevek

Would you help us play detective and unravel some of these puzzling place names? 

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