Goulash is primarily a soup, also existing as stew, originally from Hungary, usually made of beef, onions, vegetables, spices and ground paprika powder. The name originates from the Hungariangulyás the word for a cattlestockman or herdsman.
Taken from an article in the March issue of Saveur Magazine, this is pretty close to what you might find in a Magyar restaurant in Budapest. Taken from "gulyas," it turns out that "goulash" is a sort of catch-all term that is about as accurate as saying "curry" for Indian food or "mole" for Mexican. Goulash might take on as many variations as there are regions, restaurants or family kitchens, but the basics are always pretty much the same. Here's how this one went: 4 … more