kocsonya

Hungarian has a saying for someone shivering from cold weather: REMEG, MINT A KOCSONYA i.e. trembles like pork jelly. It’s high season for KOCSONYA, a Hungarian delicacy for gourmets but forbidden fruit for vegetarians or people with low level of culinary adventures. It’s prepared by boiling pork pieces with vegetables and spices and leaving the broth to cool into a jelly dotted with juicy meat.

Hungarians consume it as a main dish and the best way to eat it with freshly grated horse radish soaked in vinegar, and of course fresh white bread.

The art of making kocsonya, a male territory, is best described at this link:

http://www.itshungarian.com/hungarian-cuisine/the-traditional-hungarian-jelly/