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Hungarian Heritage Recipe Collection™
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Treasured Hungarian Family Recipes™ 1,2,3
Mom's Hungarian Heritage Recipes™
Helen's Hungarian Heritage Collection™
Helen's Hungarian Rhapsody of Recipes™
Helen M Radics
|Dreaming of creating a Hungarian heritage cookbook has never been a problem for my Mother, Helen M
Radics, after all her imagination and creativity always amazed everyone during family celebrations and get-
togethers. She has enriched not only my life, but the lives of all her friends and family through her lovingly
prepared Hungarian heritage recipes.
She has always attracted people with her caring personality and joy of life. Mother, Helen started to sort
through her tremendous amount of family recipes several years ago, wanting to gather the best and most
cherished dishes in a book to share with the world. My Father Joe was a valuable help to her, especially in
coming up with the title Treasured Hungarian Family Recipes™©, and at that time only as a subtitle,
Mom's Hungarian Heritage Recipes™©. They created a keepsake little booklet full of Hungarian
heritage recipes in 1990 for my Mother's birthday. She was full of excitement, energy and I could see the
sense of accomplishment giving her more and more confidence every day. It filled me with pride to know
that my Mother's Hungarian heritage recipes would not be lost for future generations.
She lovingly chose each recipe and shared with me memories of her childhood, that put a smile on her face,
as she pressed on with creating her first cookbook Treasured Hungarian Family Recipes™©. My
Father, Joe was also a great cook and baker, so he had a world of recipes to share. He made the best
goulash, paprikash and his speciality Cold Paprikash from his great-grandmother. It was a joy to watch
them work together. Then tragedy struck. My Father Joe, the love of her life had an accident. Her life, her
dreams were put on hold, and almost forgotten for 3 years.
My Mother's daily life simply revolved around taking care of my Father and making him more comfortable.
Time for herself was non-existent. I always knew that she was the best Mother in the world, but her
selflessness while taking care of my Father brought tears to my eyes many times during those 3 hard
years. Following the early death of my Father, Joe who was only 53 when he passed away, my Mother's
days became filled with the need to take care of everyone around her. She fulfilled that need by channeling
all her energy into spoiling our friends with mouth-watering dishes, delectable cakes and pastries.
For holidays and birthdays she also made each of them a gift complete with a little bit of herself by creating
edible little treasures, such as her very popular chocolate truffles and earthy pasta sauces. Seeing the joy in
the eyes of her friends after opening one of her truffle boxes, slowly brought her back to life. Her lovely dark
eyes shone like black diamonds once again, with each passing day making her stronger and more
confident. Seeing that confidence, I asked her one day, why she doesn’t start working on her cookbook
again. She looked puzzled, as if just remembering her long cherished dream of sharing her love of food, and
the joy of cooking with the world. The Secret of Hungarian Cooking™© was in her heart, ready to be
shared. Later that night I saw my Mother gather her notes and her favorite pen and Treasured Hungarian
Family Recipes™© The Secret of Hungarian Cooking™© was born.
During Easter Monday 2010, my Mother, Helen held the very first copy of her long awaited cookbook in her
hand, as a tiny teardrop rolled down her face as she whispered almost silently I wish your Father could share
this moment with us...I told her that I'm sure he was with her every step of the way, how else would she be
such a strong lady following all the hardship that she had to endure. She kissed me, as she started to tell
me about her plans for a second book already forming in her mind.
Today, my Mother's Hungarian heritage recipes found homes in several English language cookbooks and
one Hungarian language book. She also has several e-cookbooks and e-baking books. My Mother, Helen
M Radics' cookbooks and cooking expertise has been featured on CTV News and Life Network several
times. Although she is not a Chef, her baking skills won her the honor of being named the official Life
Magazine Spokesperon for Walnut Roll.
The Hungarian National Tourism Board has also commended my Mother Helen M Radics for all her
accomplishments and praised her for keeping the Hungarian heritage alive outside the borders of Hungary
and for spreading the Hungarian Culture around the world through her recipes, FREE Cooking Videos,
cooking show and cookbooks. They applauded my Mother's Hungarian heritage recipe collection in her
cookbooks as being instrumental in keeping the Hungarian culinary world alive outside of Hungary.
Please don't miss out owning a piece of Hungary's history rich culinary world through these highly collectible,
beautiful Hungarian heritage recipes.
After all, it is a glance in our family's heart and soul, my Mother Helen.
Helen Radics Jr.
The Heart of Hungarian Cooking