Traditional folk diet: The culinary example of Greater-Kecskemét and the Kiskunság (Hungary) (18-20.

Introduction

Perhaps it is not an exaggeration to say that there is no other part of the Hungarian folk culture which is so unreservedly tradition-bound and at the same time so unreservedly receptive as the culture of folk dietary customs.

It is due to this intense attachment to traditions combined with an innovative openness that the gastronomic history of the peoples of Central-Europe is so complex and diverse, abounding with several topics never to be sorted out. Surely, there was a real competition between the various nations, especially during the era of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, to acquire the privilege and have the reputation as the creator of certain widely popular dishes.

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