Fare Magazine Issue 13 (Budapest) is available now on loremnotipsum.com. Hungary’s capital, sprawled across the grand Danube River, has been shaped by over a thousand years of rich cultural influence. From Roman settlement to Ottoman rule, to rapid development as a seat of the powerful Austro-Hungarian Empire, Budapest has long been a centre of art, music, and innovation.
The city has also drawn conflict, and been rebuilt and reimagined time and time again. Today, it is a juxtaposition of architectural grandeur interspersed with cozy, home-style eateries, tiny market stalls, and bars built among ruins.
In this issue, our local guides take us everywhere – from a grand, art-nouveau bathhouse to a bar in someone’s living room; from the city’s stalwart Jewish eateries to a Michelin-starred restaurant challenging what Hungarian food can be.
Across both sides of the Danube, over cups of coffee by day and pálinka by night, we delve into Budapest’s complex history and engage in conversations about its future.
Fare magazine is a publication exploring the heart of a city through its food, history, and community. Fare magazine is published bi-annually. Fare introduces its readers to a single city and lets its locals do the talking: taking you down backstreets and through forgotten histories, exploring neighborhoods and local institutions, and doing more than just taste the food on offer. The result is a portrait of city life and culture more thoughtful and nuanced than the dreamy conjurings that typify touristic material. Fare magazine is not a conventional travel guide; it is designed to excite and inspire, but also to educate, and each issue begins with a crash course in the city’s phenomena of place, and ends with a full glossary of local terms and histories referenced within.
- Dine at Rosenstein, a stalwart of Jewish-Hungarian cuisine, where matzah ball soup, chicken paprikash, and poppyseed cakes are treated with reverence
- Step into the healing waters of the Gellért Thermal Baths, one of Buda’s grandest art-nouveau buildings and a living piece of the city’s ancient bathing culture
- Meet Peter Pallai, a jazz critic and former radio producer who, as a child, was sheltered from the Nazis and later fought in the revolution against Hungary’s communist regime
- Learn about the past, present, and (socially-minded) future of Budapest’s infamous and innovative ruin bars
- Partake in “Lomtalanítás,” an annual tradition in which spring cleaning turns into a citywide treasure hunt
Details: Fare Magazine – Issue 13 (Budapest)
200 pages, 240 x 170 mm, lithographically printed on Arctic matt and Cyclus Offset stock; perfect bound.