Books in search


I’m looking for books about gastronomy, food and everything around this theme. I managed to buy a good one, a Dictionary of Culinary & Menu Terms, and I can only hope that this is only the first of many on my shelves.

I was browsing through items on and bumped into this title. It was the cheapest among dictionaries, and because I couldn’t really look into it or into others, I chose this one – and it turned out to be a good choice.

It contains something like 12 thousand entries from all over the world with lots of different languages. It really is a collection of different terms – you find entries in foreign languages translated to English as well as English entries explained. So I’d say that’s exactly what I need now, to expand my vocabulary and everything. I could easily find those words I’d been looking for for ages to be translated to English. As I only received it yesterday I cannot be sure about the thoroughness of it – but 12 thousand seems to be a huge number.

This is the first one at home, and if anyone here can suggest another good title, feel free to leave a comment and I’ll buy those ones as soon as I can!


Help needed and news on another front

So, a couple of months ago I decided to publish this blog about chilies, gastronomy, restaurants, etc. And by now I realized that if I want to carry on (and I do want to) I need to recharge my vocabulary and need to learn a lot about gastronomy, kitchen and all the things related. One thing is to read blogs, magazines on this topic but I want to do something more, as well, in order to speed up the process of learning.

So, now I’m looking for a book which I can use for this. I need to learn from the basics, all the terms and methods of gastronomy. I’m ready to order anything suggested or advised to use – well, under a reasonable budget. If you have a good and useful one, please leave a comment! I welcome any ideas.

Anyway, the budget is necessary because now I’m responsible for one more person – ’cause we are expecting a baby around August. We have a lot of things to do until he or she arrives, we want to sell our flat and move to a house in Budapest, closer to our daughter’s kindergarten and to our office. Again, we need to furnish a new baby room, with all the things like a pram, a baby carrier, there’s the chili growing and the products, blogs and so, seems like it’s gonna be a rather hectic and colorful year…

But, with the baby and the Super Bowl of the Ravens, I can only say, the year kicked off well!

First photos of the baby
First photos of the baby