44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
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Page 39 Traditional Hungarian Foods: “Szalonna” – pork fat is a staple of the traditional Hungarian kitchen. Bread and pork fat are basic foods eaten for breakfast, lunch, or supper. This article goes into some detail about customs surrounding which part of the slaughtered pig’s fat is used for what, the ways it is cut up and preserved, how it’s eaten and so on. Also described are the method for making pork cracklings, and the popular custom of roasting pig fat on the open fire. By Juhász Katalin.