Wjat are exactly the Hungaricums?

Mik azok a hungarikumok? Egy kis összefoglaló angolul

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The list of Hungarikums has been expanding for several years now. It includes things like fish soup, stew, pálinka, remedies, and even an educational method. But what exactly are the Hungarikums, how does a product profit from being called a Hungarikum, and what guarantees good quality? How can we compare brands, like Pick, Herz, Unicum with general concepts like Csabai sausage or grape marc pálinka, mentioned without origin or any categorization? The production of the former ones follows strict rules and sometimes even secret family recipes, while generally listed products can be of any quality.

According to www.hungarikum.hu, the official website of Hungarikums: “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.

In the beginning of the 21st century a movement was organized that aimed to systematize and sum up the Hungarian values. After a broad societal and professional collation, the Act number XXX of 2012 concerning Hungarian national values and Hungarikums was established and declared by the Hungarian Government on the 2nd of April, 2012. The act’s purpose is to give a legal frame to Hungarian people in order to specify and identify their own values, moreover to contribute the promotion of collected values.”

According to Tamás Molnár B., the founder of the Hungarian Gastronomy Association, it would be better to determine the criteria of quality, “Without strict professional criteria, this is only a show-off, or the development of national sense. For instance, what has recently become a Hungarikum under the name of fisherman’s soup from the region of Tisza is basically “tavern fish soup”. They cook the fin, head of the fish, cream it, and add the fish pieces. This could turn into a delicious meal, but what makes it a Hungarikum?”

The Hungarian Gastronomy Association has created and reserved the “Golden ribbontrade-mark, which stands for quality. They would be happy if they could win the government for the case, because they believe that they should take part in the controlling process. The Association based its criteria on the French one. To put it simply, good quality cereals, vegetables and animals should come from natural farms, or somewhere close to them.

source: Daily News Hungary

Match the words and definitions.

1) show-off

a) a place where registers are kept

2) collation

b) the act or an instance of distinguishing or differentiating

3) registry

c) to behave in such a manner as to make an impression

4) stew

d) the act or process of collating

5) distinction

e) a dish of meat, fish, or other food cooked


key: 1-c, 2-d, 3-a, 4-e, 5-b

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Posted by 5 Perc Angol on Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Vocabulary

to expand

kiterjeszteni, bõvíteni

stew

pörkölt

remedies

gyògymòdok

to compare

összehasonlítani

strict

szigorù

collective

együttes

distinction

megkülönböztetès

unified

egyesített

registry

nyilvàntartò hivatal

attribute

tulajdonsàg

uniqueness

egyedisèg

systematic

rendszerezett

collation

összevàlogatàs

founder

alapítò

show-off

fennhèjàzàs

trade-mark

màrka jelzès

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