Carolyn Bánfalvi’s “Food Wine Budapest”

You can easily kill a week in Budapest, but until now, good food guides written in English about the area were scarce. Carolyn Bánfalvi’s new book, Food Wine Budapest, is part of the beautiful “Terroir Guides” series, and fills the gap nicely. It has neighborhood guides, a primer on Tokaji wine, tons of good restaurant recommendations, and pretty pictures. I hope to one day meet Carolyn over a plate of goose liver pâté with stewed pears at the journalist-themed joint Firkász Kávéház-Étterem (translation “hack,” although Bánfalvi is anything but).

Food Wine Budapest, $24.95