When it comes to diversity, nothing beats the European land, especially when it comes to food. There is so much to learn from them, and it’s not only the French, the Italians, and the Germans who have something amazing to offer the international public palate.
Rising to the occasion is Hungary . It has a rich cultural history which is revealed in its local gastronomic delights and cuisines. It’s not only the Hungarian sausage that one should get to know better as you’ll be surprised on how important food is to their culture. Hungarian cuisine has blended tradition, culture, passion and creativity together to come up with something distinctive. It definitely speaks of traditionally Hungarian. Typically, Hungarian cuisine is known for its spicy qualities. Paprika is the main spice that Hungarians use for their dishes, but mind you , there is not only one kind of this spice that is being grown and used in many Hungarian cuisine offerings . Gastronomes will surely get overwhelmed.
Like any other European countries, Hungary is blessed with so much good local ingredients that they can use in cooking. As cooking and food play a major role in their culture, it’s easy to say that they are very, very passionate about it. They make it a point to create the best variation of a dish, especially when there’s a whole new world outside Hungary that tries to recreate one. When you talk about the more traditional style of Hungarian cuisine, you’ll notice that there’s more meat to it, vegetables that are very much in season, and of course, there would always be fresh bread on the table. And another thing that makes their cuisines traditional is the use of very old (something that has been used for many centuries) and original recipes from their ancestors. Spicing and food preparation are also done according to the more traditional ways of cooking.
Hungarian cuisine is often misjudged because of its wide use of fat from pork. The Hungarians are serious when it comes to cooking, and using fat as oil with a dash of paprika makes a fine and authentic Hungarian meal. No holds barred when it comes to serving breakfast for the Hungarians as they are going all out in breakfast meals to start their day. You will often see a plateful of fresh bread , different hotdogs and sausages and other cold cuts such as ham and bacon, cheese products like spreads, and different vegetables on the side. This is just for breakfast, everyone! Prepare your tummy for lunch as this is considered as a major meal of their day. You’ll see warm creamy stews and soups paired or alternated with some other appetizers such as egg or fish . Then comes the main dish which is usually made of meat. Even salads have meat pieces in them. Dinner can be compared to their breakfast meal, but a little bit more relaxed than the usual. They are also keen about their sweets and desserts. There are fruits , cakes, or ice cream served on the third course. Hungarians must love cream as their appetizers, main course, and desserts are filled with it.
Overall, Hungarian cuisine shares to the world dishes that are more on the spicier and heavier edge. Everything that is being served on their tables are screaming in joyful aromas and then followed by a crisp knock unto your stomach. There’s more to discover about Hungary than just the spicy kick that its cuisine is made of. This is the time to unveil the secrets of Hungary’s success in traditional gastronomic treats.