The list of Hungarikums has been expanding for several years now and it includes special and traditional Hungarian dishes, artefacts, buildings, inventions etc. There are currently 67 Hungarikums, but this number is expected to grow in the future. If this is your first time hearing about Hungarikums, here’s a great introductory video about them 🙂
What are Hungarikums? According to the official website, Hungarikum is a collective term indicating a value worthy of distinction and highlighting within a unified system of qualification, classification, and registry and which represents the high performance of Hungarian people thanks to its typically Hungarian attribute, uniqueness, specialty and quality.
The listed Hungarikums come from many different fields of life. Among others, you can find Halas lace, Herend porcelain, Béres drops and Béres drops extra, Erős Pista, the life-work of Ferenc Puskás, the caves of Aggtelek etc. in seven categories (Agriculture and Food Industry, Health and Lifestyle, Industrial and technological solutions, Cultural Heritage, Sport, Natural environments, Tourism and catering).
The latest additions to the list were the fish soup of the Tisza region, Egri Bikavér, the Kodály method and the Hungarian sheepdog and hunting dog species. As you can tell, the list of Hungarikums is quite diverse.
The Hungarikum Committee made a great video which highlights that we live among the Hungarikums and that they surround us in all fields of life. We tried to list the Hungarikums in the same order as they appear in the video. In case we missed something, check out the official list.
The video features the following Hungarikums: Tokaj wine region, PICK wintersalami, HERZ classic wintersalami, Csabai sausage, food products from fattened goose, ground paprika from Szeged, Tokaji aszú, pálinka, chimney cake, caves of Aggtelek, Zsolnay porcelain, soda water, traditional Hungarian folk song and dance, Hollókő, Hungarian operetta, Budapest (including the banks of the Danube, the Buda castle quarter and Andrássy avenue), Hortobágy National Park, Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma, fröccs, Herend porcelain, life-work of Ferenc Puskás, Béres drops, Karcag mutton stew, red onion from Makó, fish soup from Baja, ground paprika from Kalocsa, Hungarian grey cattle, “Busó járás” of Mohács, Lake Hévíz, Matyó folk art, bow from the 9th-11th century, life-work of János Neumann, acacia honey and Unicum.
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Source: Daily News Hungary