We start with the month of Goulash


Goulash - where does it come from and why is it so common
Goulash is a Hungarian national dish known for centuries. The original is prepared from beef, onion, red peppers and red pepper, carrots. Its name comes from the Hungarian gulyás, from gulya - "cowboy".
Goulash is a national dish in Hungary and its neighboring countries in Central Europe and the Balkans. It is also known in other parts of the world. It is considered a simple home-made dish, because it requires little attention in cooking, cheap cuts of meat are used.
Goulash is prepared like a stew. The meat is cut into pieces, salted, seasoned with black and red pepper and fried in hot fat. Shank or shoulder meat is used with enough sinew to allow the goulash to thicken thanks to the collagen-rich muscles. Chopped onions, red peppers and spices are added. Once the meat is browned, broth or water is added and the stew is left to simmer over low heat for several hours. Depending on the recipe, diced potatoes, carrots, and tomatoes can be added. In some recipes for goulash, the vegetables are boiled until they become mush and then pureed, in others they are left whole. In some goulash recipes, other spices, bay leaf, thyme and ground caraway seeds, wine, beer are added.
Depending on the region, goulash is served with boiled potatoes, mashed potatoes, polenta, cabbage, cream spaetzle, gnocchi, dumplings, as an independent dish, with bread.
Goulash recipes are known, in addition to beef, with mutton, pork, rabbit.
Nowadays, it is more often eaten in a restaurant due to the long cooking time. More than 50 types of goulash are known in the world. Goulash is found as a dish and as a soup.
In Die alte lampe beer bar, we offer year-round soup and the Viennese version of goulash with gnocchi according to authentic home recipes. Once a year we offer a whole month dedicated to goulash, during this month you can try 7 types. The recipe is different for each region. Here are some of the more famous representatives of this delicious dish:

Bavarian goulash - veal, more different spices and a garnish of dumplings
Viennese goulash - beef with gnocchi
Tyrolean goulash - venison, warm red cabbage and polenta
Mutton goulash - prepared with mutton is a variety of side dishes
Lean mushroom goulash
German goulash soup - with beef, spicy and vegetables
Hungarian goulash soup - with beef and potatoes.

Consuming goulash with draft German beer is recommended, it's a real pleasure for our senses!

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