The people of Salonta are well-known about the fact that they like to eat and that they have certain culinary talents. The goulash prepared in a pot became the symbol of the city, in the memory of the elders, who lived on crops on the fields. This fact brought not only fame, but in the year 2006, when the city celebrated its 400th anniversary, it was recorded in the Guinness Book Records, when this special dish was prepared in a huge pot. Further on, beside this record, every year, a goulash preparing contest is organized on Salonta Days: several teams from twinned cities, amateurs and organizations are participating at this gastronomical contest. Some years earlier a contest for preparing other special foods was organized and the people of Salonta are saying farewell to autumn through the Festival of Sausages and Pǎlincǎ.