History of Hungarian Goulash
Hungarian Goulash is an iconic symbol of Hungary that traces its origin back to the 9th century when Hungarian Magyar herdsmen cooked it in a kettle over an open-fire.
The cooked and flavored meat was dried out in the sun and packed into bags of sheep's stomachs.
Hungarian Goulash (derives from "gulya" meaning herd of cattle and "gulyás" referring to herdsmen.
From the Middle Ages until the 19th century, the Puszta (a vast area of plains and wetlands) were used by the herdsmen to drive their cattle to Europe's biggest markets in Moravia, Vienna, Nuremberg and Venice.
Along the way the cattle provided them with gulyáshús (goulash meat) to sustain them on their journey.
The Puszta has now been inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO on the 1st of December, 1999 in the category of cultural landscapes.Your first paragraph ...
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Hungarian Goulash is a soup or stew that is usually made with tender beef and onions spiced with paprika.
Red peppers and potatoes are post-16th century additions while tomatoes were added in the first half of the 20th century.
The meat is cut into chunks from typical cuts like shank, shin, shoulder or flank from veal (meat of calves), pork or lamb, seasoned with salt, and then browned with sliced onion in a kettle with oil or lard.
Depending on the region vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, onions, celery, peppers and tomatoes are added according to their traditional version of Hungarian Goulash.
Garlic, caraway seed, and wine are optional.
A thicker and richer Hungarian Goulash, similar to a stew is called Székely gulyás, named after the Hungarian writer, journalist and archivist József Székely (1825–1895).
Szekely goulash is a famous Hungarian dish featuring a slow-simmered, succulent pork, onions and sauerkraut in a rich paprika-infused broth.
Today, goulash is a popular food eaten throughout Central and Eastern Europe.
Side Dishes With Goulash
Bread rolls or bread sticks
Roasted vegetables or roasted asparagus
Rice and soured cream
Noodles or dumplings
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Hungarian Goulash is an iconic symbol of Hungary that traces its origin back to the 9th century.