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“Q” & “A” … During the Russian Rule Inherited One Pot Meals @ Hungary

From Russia to Hungary many meals have been inherited into Hungary’s gastronomy.

Until the beginning of the 20th century, the order of food served was as follows: appetizers, salads, jellies, pies. This was followed by grilled meats and to end a meal was/is unique the Russia way, traditionally closed with soup … Here if so, after appetizer or not starting with the soup … the Russians say to end the meal with soup the digestion is greatly aided by the soup consumed.

The most important Russian dishes are known all over the world, such as borsch, scsi, pelmeny or pirog, and their national drink need not have to be introduced cause well known everywhere around the world, the Russian vodka … but the Hungarians rather have a sip of their Pálinka.

“Q” … From where originates the Beetroot Herring Salad?

“A” … It is a Russian and Ukrainian speciality.

“Q” … What does beetroot herring salad consist of?

“A” … Main ingredients … Herring, vegetables (potatoes, carrots, beetroots), onions, mayonnaise.

Q” …What is one of the popular Russian mouthwatring meal also inherited for the Hungarians?

„A” … Borsch Beef  … Stroganoff Style

„Q” … Interested… what is the difference between Goulash and Stroganoff?

„A” … The traditional Goulash is a thick stew/soup, usually may be in use of beef lower leg, the hindquarters, the brisket or the shoulder bladecut of meat suited to slow cooking. It usually contains potatoes and other vegetables, as well as noodles. A true Stroganoff consists of paprika-dusted fillet steak quickly pan fried with mushrooms and onions in a sour cream and brandy sauce.

“Q” … What kind of meat is Strogonoff made of?

„A” … Main course of Stroganoff can be prepared in any form of meat … beef, chicken or turkey. The main dish is often accompanied by side dishes: potatoes, pasta, rice, barley porridge, vegetables either boiled, fried or steamed.

“Q”… How do you add flavoring to Stroganoff?

“A” … Salt, Pepper & Onion Powder – Most recipes call for these not-so-spicy ingredients. While browning your coated beef, throw in some real chopped onions (1/4 cup), a couple sliced cloves of garlic, a little tarragon, sea salt, fresh mushrooms and yes, some hot mustard.

„Q” … Is Gingerbread originally a Russian dessert?

„A” …  The dessert at the time being was called “honey bread” first enjoyed in Ancient Egypt and claimed top have been brought to Europe in 992 CE by the Armenian monk Gregory of Nicopolis to Russia. At that time, gingerbread was made from rye flour mixed with honey and berry juice. It got its modern name when people started enhancing this recipe with spices from India and the Middle East. Decades later a square slab of spicy cake filled with jam or condensed milk. The cake is still extremely popular in Russia and same in Hungary by the local confectioners and home-made. The gingerbread’s is one of the sweet cake, or type of cookie or biscuit popular in France, Sweden, England, America containing within several different recipes.

Recipes coming up @ Part2.

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