Meet Katalin Farkas

Name: Katalin Farkas

Title: Professor

Number of years at CEU: 17

Home city/town & country: Budapest

What's your favorite Hungarian food?

Bean soup with smoked pork knuckle

Whose works of art or design have had the greatest impression on you?

I always love seeing paintings by Joshua Reynolds. But the one occasion I remember when a work of art made the biggest impression on me - perhaps because it was kind of unexpected - was seeing some paintings by the Chinese painter Qi Baishi in Hongkong.

What's your favorite language, whether you speak it or not?


What's your favorite quote or idiom?

"There's a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking” from Zoolander

What do you like to do best on Sundays?

Have lunch, and then a nap with my daughter while someone does the dishes

Which is your favorite building, park, museum, or public spot in Budapest?

Eva Ruttkai park in the 13th district

What's your guilty pleasure?

Romantic comedies with Hugh Grant

What is your favorite or most visited website or blog?

My favorite is Whistler mamája. I’m afraid you can't really appreciate the captions unless your Hungarian is very good, but the pictures are very nice in themselves.

Name one adventure you'd like to have:

I’m not really attracted by the idea of an adventure...