MARCH 20, 2018 – PAPRIKA

Paprika is one of those items that is always in a spice cabinet. It has many uses; it can be used to season a dish, to decorate and beautify a plate, and of course to add color to a meal — or to even dye eggs and cloth!!


People often confuse Paprika and Chili Powder.  Paprika and chili powder differ the most in the source pepper that is used to make each of them.  Paprika powder, it is sourced by very specific peppers found in paprika-producing countries such as Spain and Hungary.

I have been to Hungary, and it is really cool to see all of the peppers lining the market street.



Paprika varieties have a mild taste, but there are also smoked and spicy paprikas as well.

I think I need to make myself some Goulash or Chicken Paprika this week.

Published by Culinary Chick

My name is Anna Hattauer and I love to cook. I am a personal chef living in Maryland. I grew up in California, joined the United States Army right after high school, got married, raised three children while going to college and working full time. As a young military wife and mother, we didn't have the money to go out to eat on a regular basis and had to make each pay check stretch. I learned how to prepare meals that were delicious, while staying within budget. While working full-time in the corporate world with the usual 2-3 hour I-270 commute, coupled with school & sports events, scouts and taking care of three children, it was tough to find the time or the energy to come home and prepare healthy meals for my family. Being a military family, we have traveled to many places around the world. I love trying new foods, the challenge of cooking new recipes and having friends over for dinner as well as cooking for special events. After cooking for my friends and family for over 25 years, I decided that I wanted to share my love of food and make people happy, so I dropped the corporate chaos and attended a formal culinary school and became a certified personal chef. I am a member of the United States Personal Chef Association and I am licensed, insured and ServSafe certified.

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