- 1 Aug 2016 9:00 AM
The season of cucumbers ripening is between June and August when Hungary goes for summer recess: schools, theatres close down, the lucky employees can go away for a 2-3 week holiday, and even Parliament and the courts stop functioning.
It causes a headache for the media people who need to fill in the gap with news, and thus the term UBORKASZEZON (cucumber season) has become to denote a period when electronic and written media are filled with pseudo events or sensations about animals and plants.
As far as KOVÁSZOS UBORKA is concerned, I studied tens of recipes in English but the most reliable and authentic one is by Tim Vidra, American-Hungarian blogger’s piece in E.A.T. local E.A.T. well: http://www.timvidraeats.com/2012/07/hungarian-kovaszos-uborka-sour-pickles.html
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