07 June, 2024

What is new on our menu Hungarian cuisine

What is new on our menu Hungarian cuisine


What is new on our menu – Hungarian cuisine


Our school is characterised by diversity, which we try to reflect in our menu. We try to include dishes from all national cuisines that our students will love, including Hungarian cuisine.  

This week, we included mushroom paprikash, stuffed peppers, and egg barley with meat on the menu. We also keep our standard, vegetarian, and allergen-free menu varied. Whenever possible, we design our allergen-free menu so that we don't have to make completely different dishes, ensuring that meals are communal experiences for everyone at our canteen.  

But let's say a few words about Hungarian cuisine. Hungarian cuisine is varied, creative, and characterful in flavour, often with strong seasonings. Dried paprika ground into flour is an almost indispensable accompaniment to Hungarian dishes. Another characteristic feature of Hungarian cuisine is its unique way of preparing food, such as stewing, roasting, stir-frying soups, and vegetable stews.  

Traditional Hungarian dishes are a delightful blend of meat, fresh vegetables, fruit, fresh bread, and dairy products. Honey is a common ingredient, adding a touch of sweetness to the dishes. Some of the most renowned Hungarian dishes include stew, goulash, fish soup, stuffed cabbage, stuffed peppers, chicken with sour cream and paprika, potatoes with paprika, bean soup, and cottage cheese with Hungarian "csusza" pasta. It's fascinating to learn that stuffed cabbage, a dish now synonymous with Hungarian cuisine, was actually a typical dish of Turkish cuisine. It was introduced during the Turkish occupation, replacing the previously popular meat cabbage. This period also brought with it the use of poppy seeds, which are now a beloved ingredient in Hungarian cuisine.  

One of the health benefits of Hungarian cuisine is its emphasis on soups. These soups, which we offer to our pupils four times a week, not only contribute to their daily fluid intake but also help keep their bodies hydrated. This is crucial for maintaining cognitive functions, among other things, and underscores our commitment to providing nutritious meals.