The condiments of European cuisine are no less important than seasonings and spices. Poles and Hungarians especially like breakfast spreads. Fresh bread is a very important part of the first meal of each day. These nations then choose Czech Chicken Pate, Hungarian Pork Pate, Polish Plum Butter, or other spread. Because European love spreads! They use them mainly with bread. They are perfect for sandwiches, which became the basic breakfast meal on the Old Continent. They are also popular as a typical snack between meals and even instead of them. Connoisseurs can choose Greek Style Caviar Spread, Pepper Spread, or Cured Pork Lard. Lard is extremely popular in the mountainous areas of southern Poland. Moreover, spreads are very often chosen by vegetarians. Why? Because they are a great substitute for cold cuts on bread. These can be, for example, Hungarian Soy Pate With Peppers or Zacusca Romanian Vegetarian Spread.
Condiments and their popularity come from the fast pace of modern life and a small amount of time to prepare a meal. Hence, the approval for sandwiches as a wholesome meal, which they are. However, the peoples of Europe also use condiments with other meals. Such additives to dishes as Hungarian Hot Horseradish, Polish Style Beetroot with Horseradish, or Hot Balkan Style Ajver are perfect appetizers to meat dishes, for example to sausages. They will effectively replace the traditional Hungarian Mayonnaise or even the Hungarian Mustard. Although these types of supplements are delicious, attention is often paid to their low nutritional value. And it is quite the opposite. First of all, they have a positive effect on the digestive system, as they aid the digestion process. They also constitute a natural constipation relief. Contrary to appearances, they also contain vitamins and minerals. These can be, among others, vitamins C, A, and B6. And also sodium, potassium, iron, and magnesium.