”Mátyás the Just” and Some of His Military Exploits
Raven with gold ring in its beak, symbol of Mátyás király (photo by Zsuzsa Lengyel)
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...
Like Father, Like Son: Szervátiusz Jenő, Szervátiusz Tibor
Szervátiusz Jenő and 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. See the full story...
Jeges Ember/The Ice Man
Cutting blocks of ice on the lake
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|
Peggy Gerenda Chetuti’s mother, Margaret Gerenda, had submitted this recipe to the St. Ladislaus church cookbook, published in 1991. See the full story...
|Place Names that Beg for an Explanation – Helységnevek|
Would you help us play detective and unravel some of these puzzling place names? See the full story...