25.6.06


adventures in kubeckhaza.....

well we are very happy to report that we are both feeling almost back to normal, lynnette still has some soreness in her shoulders and neck but other than that we are doing well. this last two weeks we were in kubeckhaza which is in the very south of hungary, the outreach went very well considering how it all began! Lynnette did awesome with the english classes and I had a great time building relationships with the local kids, we have so many stories to share but we will be sharing more in or update letter which will hopefully be in the mail soon. so for now we'll stick to a story about the food.....
we were treated to a traditional hungarian roast, and im not just talking weiners and marshmellows over a fire...... as a wise man once said "we had bacon minus the meat" (thanks anthony for the great quote!) and literally thats what it was, aparently this used to be a common peasent food in these parts, simply put you throw a slab of pig fat, still with the hair on the skin, onto a stick maybe put a fresh onion or two on your stick and off to the fire. now as the fat begins to heat up it begins to drip, of course you wouldn't want any precious fat to go to waste so you must be quick... what better way to catch dripping fat than with a piece of bread! so in and out of the fire you roast and drip, and in the end you have one oily pice of bread and a hopefully cooked chunk of fat, mmmm good, i know thats what you all are thinking, well actually it wasnt too bad, a little salty but i must admit i would have it again, lynnette on the other hand claims to have considered becoming a vegitarian.

6 comments:

Rachel said...

That's so nasty...right up there with pork rinds.

Kori said...

Did it at least smell good :)
(Rachel's friend)

Vicky said...

I think I'll go with Lynnette on this one. Did you eat the greased up bread too?

M&M&O said...

Congrats on adapting to Hungarian culture and surviving your first
szalonnas├╝t├ęs! :) It's interesting how we don't normally eat that stuff, yet there is just something about sitting around the fire and eating "healthy"!
MMO

Anonymous said...

....and i thought those were marshmallows!!! mom

Naomi said...

I don't know if I could have eaten that. I guess to be polite you have to eat it but I am with you Lynette, veggies and fruit would do me just fine!!!