Adam Carolla, Hungarian Goulash and Chicken Paprikash

Former radio & TV personality and current host of the most downloaded podcast of all time Adam Carolla has never forgotten where he comes from. On this episode of Your Last Meal, he takes Rachel back to his grandfather’s roots in Eastern Europe to explore a type of cuisine that’s not all that easy to find in the US: Hungarian. And he shares the origin story behind his sweet, high-octane signature drink Mangria.

Rachel also talks to Carolyn Banfalvi, a food writer and food tour operator living in Budapest, Hungary, about some of the country’s most classic dishes like Goulash, Chicken Paprikash and sweet dessert wine Tokaju Aszu.

And the traditional goulash of Hungary is nothing like the goulash Rachel ate in 90s, hanging out at her middle school best friend’s house. Rachel reconnects with her old bestie, Lauren Mera, to get the scoop on her family’s goulash recipe and, in the process, discovers the peculiar way Lauren’s dad cooks hot dogs. 

To get tickets to see Adam at one of his upcoming live podcast tapings or to score a bottle of several different flavors of Mangria, visit

To get Carolyn’s books or schedule a food and wine tour through Budapest, visit

Published: Thursday July 12, 2018
Runtime: 00:30:41