Georgia Magazine - October 2019 - 38

GEORGIA Cooks

By Jane F. Garvey

Celebrating a
culinary
heritage
Hungarians in Georgia share recipes

Get a taste of Hungary

A Night in Hungary, Nov. 2, Sewell Mill Events Center, 126 Hamilton
Ave., Bremen. Enjoy Hungarian food, wine and dance. Sponsored by
the Haralson County Historical Society; proceeds benefit restoration
efforts at the historic Budapest Cemetery. (770) 646-3369.
bit.ly/nightinhungary.

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Georgia Magazine

October 2019

JANE F. GARVEY

G

eorgia's kinship with Hungarians is little-known to
most of its residents, but according to the U.S. Census
Bureau's 2017 American Community Survey, an estimated 18,600 Hungarians live in Georgia.
Today's Hungarian immigrants aren't the first to come
to Georgia. Morris Rich, born Mauritius Reich, established a
dry goods store in 1867 that eventually would become Rich's
Department Store, bit.ly/richsdept, in Atlanta. His brothers,
Emanuel and Daniel, later joined him in business.
Hungarian Atlantan Elizabeth Kiss served as the eighth
president of Agnes Scott College in Decatur from 2006-18. Kiss,
a Rhodes scholar, was born in New York City, where her parents
and two older siblings had emigrated after the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.
New immigrants, such as Tamas Nagy, who runs his
EuroCrepe business, bit.ly/eurocrepe, can often be found at
the Woodstock Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. Nagy
specializes in palascintas, or Hungarian crêpes. Among the
flavors, he offers them filled with ham and eggs, which appeal
to Americans but would not be found in a traditional Hungarian
kitchen.
In Atlanta's Inman Park, Julianna's Coffee and Crepes,
atlantacrepes.com, also offers these Hungarian treats. Owner
Andras Turoczi, born in Budapest, was in fourth grade when he
and his family came to Georgia in 1988.
At the café he named for his late mother, he offers both
traditional palacsintas and some that are, as he says, "more

Tamas Nagy serves a palascinta at the Woodstock Farmers Market.

mainstream." He's been in business for a little more
than six years.
"I do traditional ones, following the traditions
in my family for this dish," Turoczi says. "I have
over 20-something types. I want to be mainstream,
though."
A half-dozen of his dishes are rigorously traditional, such as Turos, filled with sweet farmer's
cheese and optional raisins, and the rest are designed to appeal to the American palate.
Haralson County in West Georgia also boasts
a connection to Hungary. The town of Budapest
was founded in the late 1880s when 200 Hungarian
families left Pennsylvania for Georgia. Former coal


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