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Lazy-Crazy-Hazy Summer Interview with Anikó Takács

It is the last day of the official Summer season, and today we will close our Lazy-Crazy-Hazy Summer Interview series for this year.

Anikó is a full time mother of two little boys and wife to a doctor, with passion in cooking and baking and photography. Born in Hungarian countryside –  in Kazincbarcika, she is now based in Boston, United Kingdom countryside. She is also our loved and appreciated contributor, but while impatiently waiting for her next post on Eastok Europe, you can find her on her blog Multiculti Kitchen, and if you don’t know what to cook for your kids, you can always check out her Kiddies Kitchen recipes.

Anikó and her boys

Anikó and her boys

1. Describe your dream summer holiday!

In my dreams the summer holiday is spent with my family somewhere at the seaside. I prefer comfy and cozy accommodation instead of self service type. I’m a big fan of swimming pools where I can swim for half an hour before breakfast. And after diner – some drinks and a nap. Sunset somewhere at the beach.

2. Where do you really spend you summer holidays?

This summer we spent 5 weeks in Hungary. After landing home we passed to Italy, Bibione for a week with my sister and her family. It was a really lovely holiday with lots of sunshine, and many kid friendly activities. My boys absolutely enjoyed it, so our plan is to go back next year as well.

in the lagunes-1

3. Do you cook or eat out? As I have a passion for cooking and baking I cook almost every day. If I’m on holiday I enjoy tasting new flavors and dishes in nice restaurants, they inspire me, like Anyukam mondta restaurant in Hungary I did a review on recently.  And if I spend summer somewhere abroad discovering of local markets is a must.

on the market-1 on the market-2

4. Fav summer food? I have had so many. One of them was a brilliant risotto with tomato water and fillet of pork made by Akos Sarkozy in Winekitchen Restaurant in Budapest. The other one was a very easy, healthy meatless Parmigiana that has been baked almost every week in summer.

5. Is it party, party, party or catching up on your reading?

Definitely reading. I bought a huge pack of books and enjoyed them so much. If I wish to read something exciting I prefer any books by Leslie Pearse.

6. How about festivals?

Well, since I have two lovely boys I have no real opportunity to visit summer festivals. But we often discover food and drink festivals all over the world which are attractive not just for me and my hubby but for them, too.

7. What is your summer guilty pleasure?

What could I say as a food lover? Try as many ice cream flavors and summer desserts as I can.

lazy sunday gyros fruits in spoon

8. Where was the best summer holiday you ever had?

In Rome. We have just came together with my husband and decided to drive to Roma for a week. It was hot, adventurous, and romantic. We were just wandering around from Termini through Trastevere ended up at the not well known beach area close to Rome, without commitments. And we could see the Trevi Fountain entirely empty with no people  except for us…That was the evening of the Football World Championship Final with Italy. All people were caught up with theiron TVs on at home and ib pubs for two hours.

9. Favorite summer spot in Budapest? As I spend most of summer in Budapest and we have to privilege to act as tourists in our own City we treated our kids and ourselves with a Danube ship trip. Having a river cruise is always fun and seeing the sites where we are usually busy working or stuck in the rush hour from a different aspect was a unique experiment.

10. Cocktail or lemonade?

Definitely lemonade! With lots of ice, fresh mint leaves and unvaxed lemons.

Read the whole Lazy-Crazy-Hazy Interview Series and keep warm until next summer!

About the author

Petra Tkalcec

Petra is a Co-founder and Executive Editor of EastOK Europe. She is a Croatian living in Budapest with her Serbian husband, two sons and an English bulldog.

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