Székelykáposzta, gulyás and bejgli in Minnesota

Székelykáposzta, gulyás and bejgli in Minnesota

Saturday, June 1st, the Minnesota Hungarians organized the first Potluck Party & Bake Sale. The aim of the event was to support the publication of the American-Hungarian cookbook.

Minnesota Hungarians has been planning to publish a cookbook for years containing the favorite recipes of Hungarians living in Minnesota. This idea seems to materialize now but of course recipes and money are needed before putting the book together. That is why Minnesota Hungarians decided to organize a potluck party and a bake sale so that the members of the community could support the publishing of this volume not just by buying tickets to the party but by bringing a home-made dish and its recipe as well.

The potluck party was organized on Saturday night, June 1st, in the wonderfully renovated building of the Unity Church-Unitarian in Saint Paul. The guests were arriving with their favorite dishes at 6pm and by 7, the whole hall was full with members of the Hungarian community: elders, families, kids. Fortunately everyone did their homework and brought something really delicious. The big favorites of the night were the káposztás sertéstarja, the hortobágyi húsos palacsinta (pancake with meat filling), the gulash and the rosemary bread. At the bake sale you could also buy some famous képviselő fánk (cream puffs), lúdláb (goose leg cake), walnut and poppy seed beigli.
After the delicious, filling dinner a short but energetic folkdance lesson started where the enthusiastic ones could learn some kezes, kecskés and öves from the Transylvanian region called Moldva. Maybe it was the children who enjoyed the dance the most, they could not stop moving and running around the adults.
After the folk dance it was time for some spontaneous conversation and dance. It was lovely to see how people were talking, socializing with each other. Of course collecting the much needed funds and recipes was a great accomplishment of the event but seeing old friends reunite and the children forming their own little community was maybe even more amazing.

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The Minnesota Hungarians invites you and your family to a potluck party & bake sale to support the publishing of our Cookbook and eat some delicious homemade Hungarian food.

Date: June 1 (Saturday), 2013    Time: 6 pm - 10 pm

Location: Unity Church Unitarian

Admission: $5; 10 years and under free

Social hour 6 pm - Potluck Dinner 7 pm - Dance Party 8 pm

Hungarian Folk Dance Lesson


Please bring some homemade dish (for 10 servings) for the potluck.
Get the chance to have your recipe in the Minnesota Hungarians Cookbook.

Wine & beer available for purchase.



             Bake Sale 
indulge your sweet tooth

Eat some delicious treats and support our Cookbook at the same time. Bring some delicious cakes or cookies for the Bake Sale.