Spice Cuisine: Hungarian Spices and Seasonings

Paprika is the ingredient most commonly associated with Hungarian food, and it is certainly used in many Hungarian dishes. This is not the bland, tasteless orange powder found in American grocery stores, but a richly flavorful ground chili pepper that gives heat, taste, and color wherever it's used. Hungarian paprika comes in many varieties, from the mild sweet to fiery hot. It's essential to classic Hungarian dishes such as chicken paprikash and goulash.

But a national cuisine cannot be based on only one flavor, even one as diverse as paprika. The list below includes many ingredients frequently used in the hearty cuisine of Hungary.

Turkish Bay Leaves, Whole or Powdered

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The flavor of these Turkish bay leaves is far milder and more complex than that of domestic bay; it adds a subtly sweet astringency to dishes. Only …

Caraway Seeds, Whole or Ground

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Caraway seeds are on the shopping list for most of our German customers. This traditional taste is used in sauerkraut, coleslaw, goulash, stews, che…

Celery Seed, Whole Or Ground

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Celery seed's most popular usage is in coleslaw and potato salads. Celery seed is a small, somewhat bitter, seed often found as an ingredient in col…

California Sweet Paprika

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California paprika is ground from a beautiful, deep red hybrid pepper grown in California. Where traditional Hungarian sweet paprika has a slightly …

Hungarian Half-Sharp Paprika

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Half-sharp Hungarian paprika is a spicier, hotter version of Hungarian sweet paprika. This paprika is ground from a hotter variety of paprika pepper…

Hungarian Sweet Paprika

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Sweet Hungarian paprika is perfect for your favorite goulash or deviled eggs. Fresh paprika has a full, sweet pepper flavor without the heat. It's …

Smoked Hot Spanish Paprika, Pimenton de la Vera Picante

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Spanish Smoked Hot Paprika ia also known as Pimenton de la Vera, Picante. It is a popular ingredient in many Mediterranean recipes, and essential to…

Smoked Sweet Spanish Paprika, Pimenton de la Vera Dulce

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Spanish Smoked Sweet Paprika is also known as Pimenton de la Vera, Dulce. It is a popular ingredient in many Mediterranean recipes. Anyone from Spai…

French Select Thyme

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Thyme is a great herb for everyday cooking. French Select Thyme has a deep green color and a fresh, smooth aroma. It is a sweeter flavor and softer…

Mediterranean Thyme, Broken Leaf or Ground

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Thyme is a great herb for every day cooking. We currently have several varieties of thyme available. The Mediterranean thyme (also called "European…