43rd National Táncház Festival & Fair • 5–7 April 2024
Starting page: 47

Hungarian food traditions: bread is a staple food in Hungary. To make bread, all you need is excellent quality flour, water, salt and leavening. However like many other places, today it is difficult to find REAL bread in the stores in Hungary – storebought mass-produced bread, here too, is full of additives, preservatives, bad flour and more. Hungarians are beginning to experiment with starters, grinding their own wheat and baking their own bread according to traditions. Szabó Balázs of Kővágóőrs, Hungary has been doing this for years and has written a book about making good bread. The fifth twoday bread festival and contest was recently held in Budapest promoting traditonally made bread, and so on. By Juhász Katalin.