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Spicing Up Hungary For 200 Years

Spicing Up Hungary For 200 Years

– [Narrator] This is Buda, (whooshing)
and this is Pest. Together it makes Budapest. This is the River Danube,
this is some paprika, this is a huge Parliament building, and this is some paprika. They have a delicious selection of fruits, and oh my God, there’s paprika. Pa-pri-ka, paprika!
(popping) I mean, it’s everywhere. This has to be a thing.
(popping) (calm jazz music) This is a paprika pepper. Once it’s cut, dried, and
grinded down, it makes this: paprika powder.
(ethereal chimes) And here in Hungary, it’s a big deal. Known to locals as the Red Gold, this spicy ingredient is
in pretty much everything. Hungarian goulash, chicken
paprika, stuffed cabbage. I mean, in some places,
it’s even next to the salt. Here at the Great Market Hall of Budapest, well, you guessed it. – We have a huge range of paprika
from all over the country. We use it for almost every Hungarian food, and it’s very delicious. We even have a museum and a
festival dedicated to paprika. – [Narrator] Really? – Yes.
(whooshing) – Welcome to PaprikaMolnár Museum. My name is Anita Molnar, and
I am the paprika historian. (popping)
Paprika is a very common Hungarian spice that was created about 200 years ago in
this region, in Szeged. It is a spice; it colors your food red; and we Hungarians tend to maybe
overuse it, but we love it. Originally, it was brought
over to Europe by Columbus. Therefore, the mother plant was definitely some kind of a chili.
(popping) People who were trying it, they figured it was a lot like black pepper. For people who couldn’t afford to buy very expensive black
pepper, they started to use the fruit of this plant
as a pepper substitute. (plucky string music) – [Narrator] But nowadays,
it’s not just used for food. Isn’t that right, Peter? – Yes, definitely we
have some paprika soap. You know, the soap has
some paprika aromas. It doesn’t hurt when you
wash yourself. (laughs) – [Narrator] But that’s not all. They’ve got paprika-flavored honey, (popping)
paprika-flavored palinka, paprika-flavored
chocolate. (catches breath) – Everything paprika. – [Narrator] Okay, back to the kitchen. This stuff may be ancient, but it’s on some of the city’s most modern menus. – [Narrator] Let’s try this. Mm, oh my God. So good. (plucky string music) (high-pitched vibrato note)

100 thoughts on “Spicing Up Hungary For 200 Years”

  1. Berbere is an originally consumed by Ethiopians, Egyptians. I like how whites steal African foods and call it “ paprika” and make it their own invention. I also like everybody in the world believes them.

  2. europeans always go to south america and other countries to stole their culture and dare to say that it s from their culture. shit white people.

  3. It funny speaking croatien and lisining to this bc we say paprika the same whay that people in budapest say it and you are saying it completly wrong and i was thying not to die laughing while watchin this😂😂😂

  4. The hottest one scores 5000 SHU, but the usual scale is from 0 to 500 SHUs.
    Hungarian paprikas are produced in 7 basic categories.

    Special: Bright red, fiery light, pleasantly spicy, sweet or slightly spicy, delicious, finest crunchy pepper.

    Non-pungent: Red Light, sweet spicy, not spicy, and not as finely ground as the special pepper.

    Delicacy: Red Light, sweet spicy, juicy, very slightly spicy, is not as finely ground as a special pepper.

    Sweet-noble: Darker than tasty, juicy, slightly pungent, delicious and medium-sized pepper.

    Semi-sweet: Lighter, lighter than sweet-noble, typically spicy, pleasantly spicy, medium-sized.

    Rose: Quite pungent, red, medium grain.

    Strong: Yellowish to brownish-red color, strongly pungent, medium-sized crushed.

  5. Hungarian food is so good! We eat "Chicken Paprikash" in the US… I had no idea it was inspired by Hungarian cuisine! Delicious… Great video!

  6. In Czech Republic. Pepper like bell peppers etc. are called Paprika. Spicy peppers are also paprika. This was a very confusing video for me.

  7. I can tell you as a Hungarian: all those paprika flavored bullsh*t (honey, pálinka..etc.) is just for the tourists, no sane person eats them.

  8. I got this as an advert, but since I love Great Big Story I actually watched the full video before continuing to watch what I clicked hahaha

  9. "and grinded down ..:"
    Yeah, and you lost a view.
    Its been ground down, maybe use a basic grammar check for your scripts.

  10. Where can you buy Hungarian paprika online. I've tried to look but you usually only find sweet, spicy, and smoked Spanish paprika.

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