Recipe: Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Truffle Oil


When I phoned my mom last week, the doctor in her reminded me that I had been eating unhealthy during the holiday season. She was right, what with all the parties and dining outs, it’s hard to pick what I ate, let alone controlling portions. Continue reading “Recipe: Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Truffle Oil”


Hungarian Goulash(Gulyás)


Rainy season started in Seattle.  As I was lying in bed this morning, listening to the sound of rain drops and pondering the meaning of life, or what I should eat to combat the cold weather, I had a sudden crave for Hungarian Goulash.

Goulash, or Gulyás in Hungarian, is one of the national dishes of Hungary.  It is basically a soup or a stew of meat and vegetables. What distinguishes Gulyás from other types of soups or stews is the use of the Hungarian paprika.

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Hungarian paprika is made from peppers that are harvested, sorted, toasted, and blended to create different varieties. All Hungarian paprikas have some degree of rich, sweet red pepper flavor, but they range in pungency and heat.  The eight grades of Hungarian paprika are: Continue reading “Hungarian Goulash(Gulyás)”