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For more than 130 years the Pick Company has been creating unique flavours and unforgettable treats with its top-quality products. SzalámiPick Winter Salami is the company's most famous product. This is a real delicacy! Available at any supermarket or grocery store in Hungary.
By the end of the 1980s, the state of Halas Lace was critical. After the 1989 political reforms, Kiskunhalas established the Halas Lace Foundation (1992), which, like previous lace-supporting organizations, considered its main purposes to be the resurrection of Halas Lace and its popularization both in Hungary and abroad. Amongst the activities of the ...
This Hungarian manufacturing company specializes in luxury hand painted and gilded porcelain. Founded in 1826, it is based in the town of Herend near the city of Veszprém.
This is an old beef cattle breed from Hungary. Although nowadays Hungarian grey cattle are kept mainly as tourist attractions in the Hortobágy National Park and other Hungarian national parks, these herds also serve as gene banks, due to their reported resistance to cattle diseases which affect more highly bred cattle types.
Originating in Hungary, the Hungarian Vizsla was also known as the Hungarian Pointer or the Magyar Pointer. The Vizsla, once established as a breed, was used almost exclusively by nobility for falconing and hunting. The Hungarian Vizsla is a sleek, muscular, medium-sized hunting dog with a beautiful rusty-gold coloured short coat. In Hungarian "Vizsla" ...
Mangalica or Mangalitsa is a breed of pig grown especially in Hungary and the Balkans, known also as a curly-hair hog, which was created in 1833 by the Hungarian Royal Archduke Jozsef. Unlike all popular breeds of hogs, which are meat-type, the Mangalitsa is an extreme lard-type. Meat-type breeds efficiently produce lean meat. Lard-type breeds produce ...
Hungary is a major source of high-quality paprika, in grades ranging from sweet (mild, not hot) with a deep bright red colour to rather spicy (hot) with a brownish orange colour. Paprika is used as an ingredient in a broad variety of dishes throughout the world. Paprika is principally used to season and colour rice, stews, and soups, such as goulash, and in ...
A ubiquitous speciality throughout Hungary and the Hungarian enclaves of neighbouring Transylvania, pálinka is the generic name for the fiery fruit brandy often distilled by peasants from home-grown plums, apricots and pears. Only for responsible drinkers, 40% proof.The Rézangyal Pálinka Cellar at Kálvin Square, Budapest offers more than 100 types of ...
The Puli is an ancient breed of Hungarian sheep dog. It is medium-sized, sturdy with a unique corded coat. It is a lively, cheerful little dog who is very loyal to his family. Its innate intelligence makes it easy to train but also gives it a mind of its own. The Pulis came to Hungary with the first Hungarian settlers, but at the time of World War II, the ...
The gourmet marzipan/chocolate of Hungary.The Szamos Marzipan Museum and Confectionery in Szentendre is Hungary's first marzipan museum. The exhibition displays the art of marzipan making, including some masterpieces of confectionery, such as the 160 centimetre tall model of the Parliament building.
Tokaji is the name of the wines from the region of Tokaj-Hegyalja in Hungary. The region is noted for its sweet wines made from grapes affected by noble rot, a style of wine which has a long history in this region. The Tokaji Aszú, world-famous dessert wine of Hungary, is a type of Tokaji wine that is proudly cited in the Hungarian National Anthem.
In the 1960s a small group of dairy industry professionals got inspired by a study trip to Moscow and came up with a unique new product - a sweet chocolate bar filled with lemony cottage cheese. The "pöttyös" (spotty or spotted) theme is part of the marketing scheme of the bar, and the distinctive red polka-dots are readily associated with Túró Rudi by ...
Unicum is a special blend of herbs and spices that Hungarians swear by as an aid to digestion, among many other things. It is indisputably Hungary's answer to Marmite- you will either love it or you hate it.


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