Dressed to smuggle paprika bags

Dressed to smuggle paprika bags. „They always paid good money for it”

The following story below was shared by our colleague Eva, on World Food Safety Day. Het mother once told her and she immediately noted it. The story is made of paprika bags, commercial opportunities and some colourful people from the Szeged region. But most of all it portrays the ingenius creativity of women. Smuggling paprika…

Happened exactly 100 years ago! Paprika order and paprika-uprising. I. part

Happened exactly 100 years ago! Paprika order and paprika-uprising. I. part

Just after World War I when the famous miller family Szánthó had received an breakthrough patent to turn their milling process from grain to paprika, it received huge publicity, and not only for its innovative approach. The Délmagyarország newspaper in those days of December 1919, followed the happenings of a paprika-uprising that had started, now…

The heritage of the monastery

Paprika and Fransiscan Friends. The heritage of the monastery garden

In our articles on the Szeged suburb „Alsóváros” or Lower Town, the importance of the Franciscans has been mentioned several times. However, the history of the monastery garden and its impact to date have not been discussed in detail. This history starts with the establishment of the Franciscan order in Szeged in 1316. Some 200…

You might know that paprika was used for the breakthrough isolation of vitamin C?

Albert Szent-Györgyi is one of the few Hungarian scientists who has gained big recognition all over the world. The Nobel Prize-winning researcher awarded for isolating vitamin C is certainly one of the most exciting personalities ever. Many people might know that he used paprika for his breakthrough research. But only few people know that this…

A paprika garland with a length of 696,9 meter was noted in the Guinness’ Book of Records

A paprika garland with a length of 696,9 meter was noted in the Guinness’ Book of Records

Hearing the word “Guinness,” probably most of us imagine a pint of strong Irish beer in front of them. However some of us may think of the famous Guinness’ Book of Records, a collection of certified and internationally recognized legends. Probably even fewer of us know that the two concepts are closely related: The original…

Hungarian paprika and Hungaricum Heritage (part I.)

Although the concept of Hungaricums by now has been fully incorporated into our common language, it is always good  to clarify the exact meaning of the word. According to a law adopted in 2012, ‘Hungaricum’ is a term that stands for a unique collection of exceptional and distinctive features that together deliver top performance in…