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(Mirror.co.uk)   People shocked to learn that paprika doesn't grow on trees and is actually just ground-up peppers   (mirror.co.uk) divider line
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736 clicks; posted to Food » on 25 Jan 2023 at 3:20 AM (12 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2023-01-25 1:08:54 AM  
Paprika is Hungarian for "pepper."

But there is no species of paprika pepper.
 
2023-01-25 3:25:54 AM  
"Paprika" contains neither "Pap" nor "Rika".

Discuss.

verklempt
 
2023-01-25 3:37:39 AM  
Forget it, Jake -- it's TheMirror.co.uk
 
2023-01-25 3:42:08 AM  
The mirror's idea of 'news' is publishing a tweet from someone confused about what paprika is. Next up a hard hitting expose on people who didn't know pencil lead is graphite. I smell a Pulitzer!
 
2023-01-25 3:44:01 AM  

Serious Post on Serious Thread: The mirror's idea of 'news' is publishing a tweet from someone confused about what paprika is. Next up a hard hitting expose on people who didn't know pencil lead is graphite. I smell a Pulitzer!


That was me.
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2023-01-25 4:06:10 AM  
Try asking for paprika, peperoni or peperoncini anywhere in German speaking countries. You will get at least 4 different things.
 
2023-01-25 4:52:23 AM  
Ummmmmm.......am i the only one confused by the article saying we all have a pot or two of the stuff? I mean i have a normal spice size jar or two, not 500x that just sitting in one of my cooking pots
 
2023-01-25 5:20:36 AM  
Wait until they see how pineapples are grown:

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2023-01-25 5:23:38 AM  
Wait until the discover the differences between green, black and white pepper. Or where cinnamon comes from.
 
2023-01-25 5:28:48 AM  

Be polite walk on the right: Forget it, Jake -- it's TheMirror.co.uk


Lazy writer has deadline. Finds a handful of morons on the internet. Writes article.
 
2023-01-25 5:32:39 AM  

Concrete Donkey: Ummmmmm.......am i the only one confused by the article...


... using British terminology.

Hey, maybe I can submit this to the Mirror: people from different places use words differently, despite speaking the same language.
 
2023-01-25 6:25:51 AM  
Wait until they find out that peppers are actually chiles that contain no capsaicin.
 
2023-01-25 6:37:34 AM  
Wait until they find out the pumpkin spice isn't made of pumpkin.
 
2023-01-25 7:11:08 AM  

shpritz: Concrete Donkey: Ummmmmm.......am i the only one confused by the article...

... using British terminology.

Hey, maybe I can submit this to the Mirror: people from different places use words differently, despite speaking the same language.


And most british words that are unique to the island are unique because no one else was dumb enough to even consider using them.

So let us know when you brits stop using stones as a valid unit of weight
 
2023-01-25 7:28:28 AM  
Yeah, peppers...
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2023-01-25 7:45:03 AM  
Hungary's reading this shiat and shaking their collective heads.
 
2023-01-25 7:58:50 AM  

FatherChaos: Wait until they see how pineapples are grown:

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This.
I tried to describe how a pineapple grows and was called a liar.
 
2023-01-25 7:58:56 AM  
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2023-01-25 8:19:15 AM  

Concrete Donkey: Ummmmmm.......am i the only one confused by the article saying we all have a pot or two of the stuff? I mean i have a normal spice size jar or two, not 500x that just sitting in one of my cooking pots


mentally substitute 'jar' for 'pot' and you will have translated british english to american english

/assuming this was a good faith post about a legit misunderstanding
//if not, way to go dad, you really got us this time you old devil
///wait until you hear how they pronounce 'pasta' and 'taco' over there
 
2023-01-25 8:47:08 AM  
Wait until they find out there's no such thing as baby carrots, only deformed or damaged carrots that are factory-whittled down to 'baby carrot' shapes.
 
2023-01-25 9:09:18 AM  
Britons reassured to hear that pasta still grows on trees, however.
 
2023-01-25 9:19:43 AM  

Be polite walk on the right: Wait until they find out there's no such thing as baby carrots, only deformed or damaged carrots that are factory-whittled down to 'baby carrot' shapes.


It amuses me that the huge profit margins on baby carrots has led to 'pretty' carrots being pared down for baby carrots. I guess the leavings go into carrot purees. I hope so, anyway.
 
2023-01-25 10:03:55 AM  

Concrete Donkey: Ummmmmm.......am i the only one confused by the article saying we all have a pot or two of the stuff? I mean i have a normal spice size jar or two, not 500x that just sitting in one of my cooking pots


I generally keep my paprika in vats. Not to be confused with my vats of radioactive waste that I dangle the Dynamic Duo over when they try to foil my criminal schemes.
 
2023-01-25 10:20:27 AM  
Chances are that you'll have a pot or two of paprika in the back of your cupboard, with the spicy seasoning being a surefire way to add a little extra heat to a dish.

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2023-01-25 10:20:35 AM  
Soylent Green still a secret proprietary blend
 
2023-01-25 10:24:36 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Chances are that you'll have a pot or two of paprika in the back of your cupboard, with the spicy seasoning being a surefire way to add a little extra heat to a dish.

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In Hungary the original paprika can be fairly spicy. Like Sriracha hot. It's not gonna blow doors off but it's there.

The stuff most anglos and Americans buy is just sweet pepper flavor.

https://tastehungary.com/journal/hungarian-paprika-the-essential-red-spice/
 
2023-01-25 11:02:23 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Chances are that you'll have a pot or two of paprika in the back of your cupboard, with the spicy seasoning being a surefire way to add a little extra heat to a dish.

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There is more than one kind of Paprika, and they generally fall into two categories: sweet, and hot. The hot ones can get very spicy.
 
2023-01-25 11:18:10 AM  

Chainsaw Turd Elf: Concrete Donkey: Ummmmmm.......am i the only one confused by the article saying we all have a pot or two of the stuff? I mean i have a normal spice size jar or two, not 500x that just sitting in one of my cooking pots

I generally keep my paprika in vats. Not to be confused with my vats of radioactive waste that I dangle the Dynamic Duo over when they try to foil my criminal schemes.


I do hope you have a vat of radioactive paprika for blowing in karens faces
 
2023-01-25 11:29:15 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: drjekel_mrhyde: Chances are that you'll have a pot or two of paprika in the back of your cupboard, with the spicy seasoning being a surefire way to add a little extra heat to a dish.

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There is more than one kind of Paprika, and they generally fall into two categories: sweet, and hot. The hot ones can get very spicy.


This. Paprika is made from all kinds of peppers, not just red bell.
 
2023-01-25 2:00:28 PM  
It's a little more than just ground up bell peppers. There are several styles of paprika, smokey, sweet, spicy, suggesting maybe a combination of bell and cayenne. I'm sure there's many ways to make a decent paprika.
 
2023-01-25 2:24:27 PM  

WhackingDay: It's a little more than just ground up bell peppers. There are several styles of paprika, smokey, sweet, spicy, suggesting maybe a combination of bell and cayenne. I'm sure there's many ways to make a decent paprika.


Yep. At least for Hungarian paprika, different pepper varieties are used in varying proportions depending on the type of paprika. (There are at least eight types of paprika made in Hungary, with varying levels of sweetness and heat.)
 
2023-01-25 2:26:33 PM  

thealgorerhythm: drjekel_mrhyde: Chances are that you'll have a pot or two of paprika in the back of your cupboard, with the spicy seasoning being a surefire way to add a little extra heat to a dish.

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In Hungary the original paprika can be fairly spicy. Like Sriracha hot. It's not gonna blow doors off but it's there.

The stuff most anglos and Americans buy is just sweet pepper flavor.

https://tastehungary.com/journal/hungarian-paprika-the-essential-red-spice/


This! It's hard to get Hungarian hot paprika types here, but you can do so - my wife uses at least two or three different paprikas for her Georgian cooking.
 
2023-01-25 2:31:57 PM  

WhackingDay: It's a little more than just ground up bell peppers.


Nobody said bell peppers.  All chiles are peppers.
 
2023-01-25 4:18:41 PM  
Spice comes from sandworms, not trees.
 
2023-01-25 6:15:40 PM  
This one is a medium-hot paprika from Matrafured, Hungary. The spider mites that invaded my winter crop are from here, though :(
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2023-01-25 7:02:33 PM  
I have a smoked Spanish paprika, a sweet paprika, and a Hungarian hot paprika. There's also Korean gochugaru (fine powder and coarse flakes), Italian hot pepper flakes, jalepeno powder, chipotle powder, and regular chili powder.
 
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