This is a distinctive Hungarian pasta made from just flour, eggs and salt and cooked in sparing amounts of water. This is the most popular side dish for that iconic Hungarian culinary delight, paprika chicken, a type of chicken stew.
This is a strong alcoholic drink, which is made only in Hungary and only from fruit grown or grape marc produced in Hungary; it has to be fermented and distilled using traditional methods. Every Hungarian will announce with conviction that the best ever pálinka is distilled by one of their relatives. The clearer and fruitier it is, the better the quality of the pálinka.
Curd cheese made from cow’s or even sheep’s milk and mixed with typical Hungarian paprika and ground caraway seeds: this is a favourite at the Hungarian breakfast table or at teatime.
SZALONCUKOR (CHRISTMAS FONDANT)
This is a Hungarian creation: a characteristic sweet, dipped in chocolate and wrapped in tissue paper or colourful foil to hang on the Christmas tree. Nowadays, they are made with all kinds of fillings, but the more traditional ones are filled with marzipan or jelly.