The uniqueness of Hungarian cuisine has evolved over thousands of years of history. It is known for its rich flavour, which is due to the use of unique and varied spices. Paprika is the most commonly used spice. Bread is one of the most basic ingredients of the Hungarian dish. Typical traditional Hungarian dishes are goulash, boiled vegetables, lángos, stuffed cabbage and stew. Traditional Hungarian dishes are characterised by a combination of vegetables and meat. The recipes are varied and unique.