Hungarian Stuffed Pepper  

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My  great-great-grandparents immigrated to America from Hungry in the early 1900’s.  They had almost no money and had immigrated in an attempt to find better jobs. I assume they succeeded in that; however, although they could make a living, they didn’t have much money and I doubt they could afford fancy food.  That was what made stuffed pepper relevant.  It was a dish that was cheap-it only took peppers and ground meat,- tasty, and, most importantly, it reminded them of home. It was the perfect food; however, they weren’t the only people for whom it was the perfect food.  This picture shows Hungarian stuffed pepper. For all Hungarians, stuffed pepper is a very special food, no matter how it is cooked.  It might not be eaten on any particular holiday, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t important. It plays a major role in day to day life.  No matter how much money a family has, it still brought families together around the dinner table.

Place(s): Hungary

– Theo Farrowhurst

Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more