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We will introduce you to our Hungarian Heritage Recipe Library™ which currently includes 7 English language and 1 Hungarian language cookbook and several e-cookbooks /e-baking books.  Please note that the Library only features the works of Helen M. Radics.  We hope that this section will answer many of your questions and it will also assist you in finding the perfect cookbook for your family. 


Helen M. Radics' cookbooks and cooking skills were featured on CTV, Life Network and by Life Magazine.  She has instructed seasoned chefs in Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic and has also lead her "Walnut Roll" team to victory during Life Network's 2010 Christmas Special (Hungary) Battle for Pastry Supremacy.  During which time she was also named the Official Life Magazine Spokesperson for Walnut Roll.   


Each book contains dozens of photos pages, photos, illustrations for easier recipe recreation.

Treasured Hungarian Family Recipes™© 1 is my first cookbook and also considered volume 1 in the Treasured Hungarian Family Recipes cookbook series.  However it is a stand-alone-book as well, meaning that it does not need the other two volumes to be a complete cookbook.
My first cookbook is still the favorite amongst my customers and is our best seller.  This book is a complete cookbook, including appetizers, soups, main dishes, side dishes, desserts, breads, biscuits and sweets.
"Helen's passion for cooking started early in life.  Her Grandmother's loving instructions still echo in her ears as her Mother lay in bed with a back injury.  At the tender age of 9 she started to learn how to make Hungarian Goulash and Nokedli (Hungarian Egg Noodles).  Her Father's favorite dish.  She recalls how proud she was after he asked for seconds.  That memory stayed with her throughout life as she became an expert cook over the years. 
Let her guide you through the sometimes confusing culinary world.  Learn what makes her Hungarian dishes unique even amongst Hungarians.  Steal her original recipes and make your dinner parties the talk of town, or start a warm family tradition of preparing dinner with your spouse or children.  Helen will also show you how to create delectable Hungarian cakes, pastries and fragrant home made breads. 
This is a cookbook that Chef Gordon Ramsay considers A lovely and useful Gift
and Life Magazine (Hungary) was so impressed by that they named Helen M. Radics the Official Life Magazine Spokesperson for Walnut Roll in 2010. "
  • History of Hungarian Red Paprika
  • Herbal Dictionary
  • Spices, Oils, Herbs
  • Menu Planning advice
  • History of Hungarian Wine
  • Hungarian Wine Selection
  • Appetizers
  • Soups
  • Main Dishes
  • Side dishes
  • Cakes, Pastries, Sweets
  • Truffles
  • Breads, Biscuits, Breadsticks


* This book is also available in an e-book format, please visit our e-book store on this website





Treasured Hungarian Family Recipes™© 3 is my 3rd cookbook and volume 3 of my cookbook series. 
This "Purple Book" is very unique amongst Hungarian cookbooks as there are not many (almost none) Hungarian baking books as us Hungarians do not like to share our old-world cakes, pastries, artisan breads, biscuits and sweets with the world.  We love to serve them to our guests but the secret of these recipes are well kept in family circles and only passed down from generation to generation.
However, I had to share my favorites with the world as I have received hundreds of e-mails every week asking me to create a book that contains the most famous and popular cake, pastry, cookie, bread and biscuit recipes of my country. 
* This book is also available in an e-book format, please visit our e-book store on this website.  These is also another baking book by the author that is currently being featured in the e-bookstore. 
  • Café Houses of Budapest
  • Café Gerbeaud
  • Café New York
  • Gundel Restaurant
  • Cakes
  • Pastries
  • Truffles
  • Breads
  • Biscuits
  • Breadsticks
  • Donuts
  • Meringues
  • Thanksgiving Baking
  • Christmas Baking
  • Valentine's Day Baking
  • Easter Baking




"This is Helen M. Radics' 3rd cookbook (baking book), in which she shares with you her passion for baking.  This book will introduce you to Hungarian cakes, pastries, authentic artesin breads, dinner rolls and luscious chocolate truffles and many more delectable creations.  She also shows you her fun side by giving you decorating tips for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine's Days cakes, cookies and pastries.  You will be amazed how easy it is to create magic during the holiday season by making edible, gourmet gifts and rustic breads to share with your friends and family.  Enjoy another culinary trip made enjoyable by Helen's easy to follow, delicious recipes."






Mom's Hungarian Heritage Collection™©  is available in both English and Hungarian.  The translation became necessary as we had more and more requests from our customers for the Hungarian version.
This cookbook will surprise you.  It is following my tradition as it has soups, main dishes, meat dishes and desserts, however the set-up is unique.

  • Cooking Measurements
  • Liquid Measurements
  • Worldwide Measurement Chart
  • Dry Measurements
  • Oven Temperature Guide
  • Hungarian Words
  • Herbal Dictionary
  • History of Hungarian Goulash
  • Hungarian Peasant Favorites
  • Soups
  • Holiday Dishes (Thanksgiving, Easter, Valentine's Day, Christmas etc.)
  • Meat Dishes
  • Side Dishes
  • Sauces
  • Pastries & Sweets




"Take a journey through Hungary's history rich culinary world through the pages of the author's pages.  Helen M. Radics' cookbook series Treasured Hungarian Family Recipes®and her other cookbooks spread like wildfire worldwide in a few months.  Her unique style and respect for tradition has been noticed by the Hungarian National Tourism Board that highly praised the author's efforts in preserving Hungarian heritage recipes and spreading Hungary's culinary treasures outside the borders of Hungary.  Helen M Radics' video recipes, coking segments and easy to follow cookbooks are the most extensive collection of Hungarian heritage recipes in the world. 







Treasured Hungarian Family Recipes™© 2 is my second cookbook and also volume 2 in the Treasured Hungarian Family Recipes cookbook series.
I expended the herbal dictionary and included a new vegetable main dish section that my vegetarian or health conscious customers asked for.
The "Green Book" has new recipes but it also has a complete Goulash and Paprikash Section that my customers requested.  This book is a complete cookbook, including appetizers, soups, main dishes, side dishes, desserts, breads, biscuits and sweets.
"Following her first book, and successful television and video cooking segments, Helen was approached by many people to share her favorite recipes, not included in her first book.  She listened and included a special vegetable main dish section, expanded herbal dictionary, Birthday, Anniversary, Christmas, Thanksgiving and Halloween recipes, that will make your special occasions unforgettable.  She also decided to expand her desert and truffle section that will help you create edible holiday gifts, that will make your friends and family feel like royalty."
  • Hungarian Paprika Museum of Kalocsa
  • Expanded Herbal Dictionary
  • Café New York of Budapest
  • Soups
  • Hungarian Goulash & Paprikash
  • Vegetable Main Dishes (Fozelek)
  • Meat Dishes
  • Side Dishes
  • Cakes, Pastries, Sweets
  • Chocolate Truffles
  • Breads




There are unique main dishes in Hungarian cooking, called Főzelék, which can be eaten on their own, or with a spoonful of Hungarian Goulash, Hungarian Hamburger (Fasirt) or any roasted or barbecued meats or sausages.


These dishes are light and although many of them appear as "creamed dishes" they are made with milk or sour cream.  They are silky smooth and delicious.  These are considered a staple of the Hungarian kitchen and are wonderful summer dishes, but can also warm you up on cold winter and fall  days.  You will not only have your family fall in love with "vegetable" dishes, which is a surprise on its own, but you will also be amazed how much money you can save.   








Mom's Hungarian Heritage Recipes™© is my 4th cookbook and the first cookbook I created following the success of the Treasured Hungarian Family Recipes™©  cookbook series.  I decided to write a more family tradition oriented cookbook which contains some of the most beloved and cherished recipes of my family. 


* This book is also available in an e-book format, please visit our e-book store on this website.  These is also another baking book by the author that is currently being featured in the e-bookstore. 




  • Hungarian Smoked Specialties
  • Hungarian Easter
  • My Mother & Grandmothers
  • History of Hungarian Goulash
  • Your Pantry
  • Salads & Appetizers
  • Soups
  • Meat Dishes
  • Pasta Dishes
  • Pasta Making in Old Hungary
  • Salads
  • Desserts & Pastries




"Mom's Hungarian Heritage Recipes™© is a wonderful collection of traditional Hungarian recipes and original creations passed down for generations in the Szabo, Tolnay and Radics family.  Let the author take you on a journey through Hungary's sometimes turbulent, history rich culinary world.  This book is a complete recipe book featuring some of the most guarded recipes of the author's family.  Mom's Hungarian Heritage Recipes is a highly collectable, keepsake of a book that your family will cherish for generations to come."








Helen's Hungarian Rhapsody of Recipes™© is wonderful collection of traditional Hungarian Soups, Gourmet Soups, rustic, yet delectable desserts of the average Hungarian household and the tempting desserts of Budapest Café Houses.   
"This is another wonderful collection of Hungarian Heritage recipes by Life Magazine Spokesperson and Canadian cookbook author Helen M. Radics.  Her wonderful assortment of recipes showcases a mouth-watering bouquet of Hungarian Soups and delectable Hungarian Desserts that your family will cherish for years to come.  Find everything from the hardy Hungarian Goulash Soup to elegant Wine Soups; deserts ranging from the regal Dobos Torte to the Peasant breads of Hungary...
The Secret of Hungarian Cooking™© continues to be revealed by the author and her highly sought after cookbooks..."

This book contains 179 pages of soups and desserts.








Treasured Hungarian Family Recipes™© Anniversary Edition
I always listened to the demands of my fans.  I have received hundreds of e-mails about creating a cookbook that combines the most popular recipes of my successful cookbook series Treasured Hungarian Family Recipes™©. 


I have produced an anniversary edition cookbook , so you may surprise that special someone with the complete series that you fell in love with years ago.

As always, Helen M Radics has the ability to captivate her audience, and through the pages of her cookbooks and take them on a journey through Hungary's history rich culinary world.

The best recipes of Treasured Hungarian Family Recipes™©  1 ,Treasured Hungarian Family Recipes™©  2& Treasured Hungarian Family™© 3are fashioned into a cookbook that will make you fall in love with Helen’s unique collection of family favorites and her great-great Grandmother's special recipes loved for generations by the Szabo, Tolnay, Swartz and Radics families. She also includes many of her own creations, dreamed up by her fertile imagination.
Helen M Radics' books are a bountiful gathering of traditional Hungarian heritage recipes that your family will adore. She has also included the best recipes of her first two books which include all the dishes that Hungary is famous for, such as Hungarian Goulash, Hungarian Goulash Soup, Hungarian Fish Soup, Hungarian Cabbage Rolls and of course Hungarian Chicken Paprikash one of the symbols of the Hungary, considered a national treasure.
Helen also included the most popular recipes of her complete baking book.  This recipes are a perfect mixture of traditional and modern culinary applications.
This is Helen M. Radics' latest cookbook, and it includes many famous recipes such us Black Forest Cake, Jokai Torte, Punch Cake and special holiday cakes for special occasions. Old time favorites, such as Dobos Torte, Eszterhazy Torte, Sacher Torte, Walnut Cake and what collection of Hungarian desserts would be complete without our delectable Hungarian Walnut Rolls and Poppy Seed Rolls. There is a sinful cookie section complete with Stained Glass Cookies that could be used as a Christmas tree decoration.