Archive | October 2012

I don’t really want to get into posting recipes, but I LOVE this blog and want to share it with others.

The Domestic Man

Goulash has a fairly long history, as it is traced back to 9th century Hungarian shepherds (the term gulyás translates to “herdsmen”), when soup was an important part of the lifestyle. People would dry meats and veggies and then add hot water later to create a soup, and goulash was born. Although paprika is a signature spice of both Hungarian cuisine and this dish, it wasn’t introduced until the 16th century (bell peppers came from the New World), so the original variations of this dish were paprika-less.

Goulash is often classified as a stew here in the United States, but many Hungarians maintain that it’s a soup, often to differentiate it from a similar, thicker dish called pörkölt. Goulash is often served over egg noodles or spätzle, but many variations use potatoes, including mine. They help to bring a hearty feel to the dish, plus they conveniently thicken…

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Passing down a tradition

My daughter and I recently began talking about her love of bread as a child. She asked about one of her favorites growing up, Soda Bread. Here is a picture of her first attempt to make it by herself for her children.