Hungarian Food

Everyone knows Hungarian Goulash (Gulyas) but Hungarian food is much more than that.  Traditional Hungarian dishes are primarily based on meats, seasonal vegetables, fruits, fresh bread, dairy products and cheeses.

Hungarian cooking features stews, roasted pork, breads, pastries, beef, poultry, lamb, and game, as well as paprika and pepper. The mixing of different varieties of meats is a traditional feature of Hungarian cuisine.

Goulash (gulyas) is a soup-like stew using meat with bones, paprika, caraway, vegetables (typically carrots and parsley root), other spices, and potatoes or various tiny dumplings or pasta (such as csipetke) simmered with the meat.

Did you know…  The word gulya means ‘herd’ in Hungarian, and gulyás means ‘herdsman’?

Hungarian Gulyas (Goulash) – all you wanted to know

Tom Ratoni-Nagy tells about traditional Hungarian Gulyas (Goulash) at the annual Goulash-Gulyas Cook-off.



Blood Sausage, Head Cheese, Klobasa and Mangalitsa Pig Meat

Tom Ratoni-Nagy tells about traditional Mangalitsa Pigs and Hungarian meats – Hungarian Pork, Blood Sausage, Head Cheese, Klobasa – at the annual Goulash-Gulyas Cookoff for the Hungarian Cultural Garden.


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