- 24 Sep 2013 9:00 AM
Originating within the historical Hungarian ethnic area, goulash is also a popular meal in and in Central Europe, Scandinavia and Southern Europe.
The name originates from the Hungarian "gulyás" - the word "gulya" means "herd of cattle" in Hungarian, and "gulyás" means "herdsman".
The word gulyás originally meant only "herdsman", but over time the dish became gulyáshús (goulash meat) – that is to say, a meat dish which was prepared by herdsmen.
Today, gulyás refers both to the herdsmen, and to the soup.