Hungarian Gulyás


Sometimes a dish just lingers in your mind. For me, guylas is one of those dishes. On second day of a study abroad trip that would that would take us from Budapest to London, I found what would become my group, my comrades on an adventure of art, history, and beer. After walking the whole day, from Buda to Pesh, we stumbled into a small inn that served guylas, a dish that sounded both mundane and exotic at the same time.

It was the first time I tasted something completely foreign yet felt at entirely home. Fortunately, it would not be my last. It’s amazing how the memory of one bite can capture the terroir of experience-the anticipation of being somewhere new and the friendships formed.

Once you find good paprika, the rest of the ingredients fall into place. You can find all of the other ingredients at any grocery store, something I can say only for a few dishes I make.

Check out the recipe here.

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