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Third Italian Gastronomic World Week – Budapest

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ITALY!  –  EATALY!

November, 19. – 25 . 2018. 

Joining for the 3rd time to the Italian Cuisine world week in Budapest  with more than 130 countries to celebrate Italian Cuisine Week. the initiative will explore the popularity of Italian food, wine, groceries, restaurants all prepared as evidence of the “Made in Italy” brand’s which has been international successful.

At the Embassy of Italy Budapest hosted media representatives to announce the details to the forthcoming series of events regarding to the  A Week of Italian Cuisine in the World.  

Over the centuries, Italy’s universally beloved products have become ambassadors for Italian excellence. For each, all-natural ingredients are incorporated into age-old recipes still followed by generations of artisans across Italy’s 20 regions. Thanks to this passion for tradition and quality, Italy is known across the globe in over a 100 countries for its specialties.

This event includes more than 1000 initiatives and includes over 300 offices between diplomatic and consular offices. The Embassy of Italy Budapest together with Italian Cultural Institutes, also with the involvement of the Italian Institute for Trade Promotion (ICE Budapest), the Italian Tourism Office (ENIT) and the Italian Chamber of Commerce and the Italian Academy of Kitchen to promote top quality Italian cuisine.  The rich program of the events includes thematic menus, gala dinners, seminars  (the story of Italian wine ), food and wine tastings as well as film screening illustrating how Italian food has become part of the history in cinema.

The Italian culinary is art and the Mediterranean diet is just one of the elements that make Italy the most healthiest country in the world.

The backbone of this third edition is promoting Mediterranean Diet and its ingredients …
discussion on healthy diet and/to preventive medicine, with
healthy recipes, quick and easy to make with products available on the local stores will be published on the Embassy website (www.ambbudapest.esteri.it).

The promotion with the “Pasta Pesto Day” initiative, which as a result of the Morandi Bridge tragedy promotes the most typical recipe in the restaurant all over the world, where a portion of the proceeds will go to the Municipality of Genoa .

In addition to enjoying food, the wine takes place on the table and with it the Italian life style comes alive.  There is an Italian saying “By the set table, one does not grow old”. At the event  jointly organized with the Budapest’s ICE Agency curated  Barbara Tamburini, the internationally renowned expert, qualitative growth of Italian vineyards will talk about the 20 regions of 10 vinyards in Italy. The wine-show will be represented by Erzsébet Sala.

November, 19. 2018 – 6.30 p.m. 

Life and Literature “Recitar Eating” – “Recitar mangiando” Italian Culture Institution – Giuseppe Verdi Hall. Theatrical  presentation about the Art of Cooking by three actresses Maria Teresa Ruta, Guenda Goria and Silvia Siravo tell through the various authors of the world in literature, the meaning of food in life, traveling through history, philosophy, psychology, music and poetry.

“An American in Rome” – director Vincenti Minelli –  Italian Culture Institution – Cinema Hall.  Alberto Sordi in the role of Nando Moricone – “Maccarone, you provoked me and I destroy you now, maccarone!

November, 21. 2018 – 7 p.m. ENIT – Gala Dinner – Italian Culture Institution – Giuseppe Verdi Hall. Evening dedicated to Italian and Hungarian tour operators with a dinner focusing on the Mediterranean Diet. ENIT 2019 Activity Program.

November, 22. 2018. – 11.30 a.m. – 1 p.m. “Tradition and Quality” – Hotel Marriott – Budapest

Conference … Traveling around 20 provinces with 10 vineyard regions, introducing the Italian wines.

November, 22. 2018 . 5.30 p.m. Apericena Tasting of typical products of Puglia . During the  evening you can taste a selection of local products from Puglia as the base of the Mediterranean Diet. 

November, 19th – 25th 2018.  Seven-day adventure to the Mediterranean Diet … The Participating Restaurants line-ups: “Da Nandi ” –  ” Gustolato Restaurant “  – ” I Fiori dell’Orto “  –  “Cantine Le Grotte” and  “Azienda Gino Turco”.

Closing the press conference the H.E. Massimo Rustico – Italy Ambassador to Hungary recalled Hippocrates …“Food is your medicine, and medicine is your food!”

At the end of the press conference, the guests enjoyed the hospitality of the Embassy –  Made in Italy snacks, cakes,  Italian coffee and wine tasting took place.

For further information insights to the program visit:

http://ambbudapest.esteri.it/ambasciata_budapest/it/ambasciata/terza-settmana-della-cucina-italiana.html

You don’t want to miss any part of these fabulous events!

Arrivederci!

Update  and snaps by Aggie Reiter

7th Budapest Jewish and Israeli Film Festival – 2018.

November, 28.  runs December, 2. 2018.

In Budapest – Művész and Puskin movie theaters.

With a broad line-up of the latest movies depicting today’s Jewish culture and heritage, 7th Budapest Jewish and Israeli Film Festival is the largest event of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe and  has grown into a core cultural program in Budapest.  It is unique among Jewish film festivals, that has gained recognition for its numerous discoveries and prize winners. This year’s program features a fresh selection of recent pictures from France, the United States, Israel, Germany, Italy and Hungary.

This year the festival opens with Israeli picture „Doubtful” (Mutalim Besafek), and also features „Disobience”with Rachel Weisz (Hungarian born actress, she appeared in many films but maybe the best known was from her start on-screen with the  „The Mummy” series and Rachel McAdams (achieved a major career breakthrough in 2004 in the Mean Girls, then followed by sassy and sweet performances) …  „To Dust” with Géza Röhrig (Obviously, there is no need to introduce him to many people he is known for Saul’s son  and this is his latest movie. ) with Matthew Broderick (a unique and funny comedy/drama about death and grief) also … „Planetarium” with Natalie Portman (many may know her from winning various accolades, and can remember her role in Star Wars),

Budapest Jewish and Israeli Film Festival is the successor of the former Budapest Jewish Film Festival and Budapest Israeli Film week, merging the traditions of these two popular events.

The festival takes place in vibrant downtown Budapest, enabling visitors to explore at the same time the city’s Jewish heritage, as well as further cultural gigs and have a taste of traditional Hungarian culinary delights.

All the movies will be screened in their original languages with Hungarian subtitles.

Just as last year, the screenings beside Budapest will be at other venues, such as: Debrecen, Győr and Szeged.

Tickets available from 15 November at the a/m cinemas.

 Update by Aggie Reiter

GREGORIAN Holy Chants Tour – 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018. –  8 p.m.

Budapest, MoM Cultural Center

Gregorian Monks in velvet dress again arriving @ Budapest!

Gregorian will be holding unique Christmas Concerts. The “Holy Chants” will arrive to Budapest in December. The audience will surely enjoy watching, hearing their pop music interpreting, fascinating mysterious mysticism in their own style of Gregorian choral singing. Truly impressive live production to guarantee an unforgettable evening.

The Gregorian unique musical combination alongside with traditional Gregorian music and hard rock sprinkled with spectacular special effects as: mirrors, pyrotechnics and unique light projections and some cheeky moves the audience well-recognized with plaudits.

The singers are all classically trained singers from England and on stage since 1999. Sold millions of records and toured around the world. Wish to float around on a traditional medieval cantus and modern climatically tour, then grab your ticket before they are sold out.

Enjoy the momentous evening full of surprises and Christmas Spirit at its most pure performance.

Tickets MoM Cultural Center and/or eventim.hu

Update by Aggie Reiter

King Matthias Hunyadi – Corvina Library – National Széchényi Library

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The exhibition opened on Monday, November, 3. 2018 at the  National Széchényi Library in Buda.

The most beautiful, the hidden, less emphasized side of

Mátyás Hunyadi’s Codex can be visited through November, 6. 2018. – February, 9. 2019. – Budapest.

On the occasion of the official opening were present: LászlóTüske Director-General, Miklós Kásler, Minister of Human Resources,  Csörsz Rumen István,  Professor László Szörényi ,  Edina Zsupán.

The new exhibition at the National Széchényi Library (OSZK) explores historical, new legendary codex books  collection of King Matthias.

There are many gorgeous Corvina and other ornamental codex books coming from domestic collections, including from New York, Paris, the Vatican and various parts of the world. Among the manuscripts will be seen in Hungary extremely important piece for the first time … these are more valuable in terms of history and culture.  The fact that the royal house has a uniform appearance, the Renaissance ornament library can well be followed, thanks to the joint work of the Buda’s book painters, bookbinders, copiers and humanists with their dream library to came true. From the world-renowned library, according to our present knowledge, there are approximately 220 volumes to have  had survived the centuries. To-day they are kept in major libraries all over the world. Corvina in Italy are kept in several cities of Italy – such places as: Milano, Firenze, Parma, Modena, Verona,Volterra, Venezia, Roma. Currently 58 corvinas are owned by various collectors across Hungary and 37 are kept in National Széchényi Library. Altogether were 216 Corvina but in Hungary’s turbulent years of history many were destroyed or lost. After the death of the King Matthias (1490), II. Ulászlo and II. Lajos gave away many books. Among others, a special Greek-language book arrived from Vienna, which was discovered in 2010 as the only one of Matthias’s Corvinas,  also discovered the Cassianus Corvina, which is currently held in Paris and is  definitely the most beautiful style of the Buda workshop. The corvinas from Leipzig, preserved the work of Byzantine emperor Konstantin († 959) and at the time being was in use on the court order ceremony. Also can be viewed the beauty of the illustrated book from the Vatican Apostolic Library,  the so-called “Vatican Mission”. May discover at the exhibition, the book of  the most important painters of the Buda workshop Francesco da Milano Castello, th  magnificent manuscript, including the Torino treasures, from a private collection. Domonkos Kalmáncsehi issued three decorative codex, one of the most beautiful Hungarian Codex from the past, also from New York the breviary and mission. According to the researchers memory these the two codex were not exhibited before in Hungary.

Upon guided tour floating through  the history of the treasure of arts  … the Renaissance royal library of King Matthias Hunyadi followed Italian models, but came into being in the last decade of the king’s rule in a fertile Hungarian cultural environment. It was the earliest library of this sort in Europe. It was the earliest library of this sort in Europe. The concept of design resembling the library of Federico da Montefeltro in Urbino but also bearing similarity with the library of the Aragonese court in Naples. It approximately contained 2000 volumes and an amount surpassed only by the library of Papal State in Rome. The earliness and primacy of King Matthias’s collection is illustrated by the fact that even the Medici regarded it in certain aspects as a model for the library at Buda. The library contains work of the classic authors of Antiquity and the early Fathers of Church, mainly in Latin and some in Greek. At the time being it was exceptional to have in the Italian library the Greek manuscripts. Most recent researches proved that the manuscripts uniformity was only at the end of the 1480s. New codices were made and on the pages were Hungarian and Italian owners name such as: Johannes Vitéz and György Handó who were Hungarian and Bohemian coats of arms of King Matthias. These Corvinas were designed with uniform leather and velvet bindings.The book production began 1480 as Beatrice of Aragon arrived flourishing Renaissance Naples to Hungary. Her coat of arms can be seen on several codices made at the time in Buda. The group of codices are called Corvinas, but has not been as part of the royal library collection, were liturgical manuscripts serving the in church or monastery and these upon order of the King or occasionally by the royal couple were representative pieces of the culture at the court. These were extremely richly decorated and were placed at the chapel of the royal castle of Buda. Matthias grants arm to Orbán of Nagylucse, royal treasure and provost of the Saint Nicholas collegial chapter of Székesfehérvár, later Bishop of Eger. The decoration combines Gothic and Renaissance elements. The style says that the work was by Francesco da Castello and also by the master of Milan decorating together with Francesco Rosselli one of the most influential masters of the Buda workshop. These are sophisticated examples of Francesco da Castello and Rosselli imitations.
The Janus Pannononius’s Gospel Book … four Gospels with each having the figure of the author painted by an anonymous illuminator. Péter Váradi’ handbook on Canon Law printed in Venice, but the decoration was prepared at Buda … and still more to see.

If we consider that these texts and illustrations were made by human hands in the 15th century, these eye-catching masterpieces and art treasures will present a historic era for future generations.

Worth to go back in time visit the exhibition see the masters works.

Update, snaps by Aggie Reiter

Beyn Hayamim Band – Debut Album – 2018.

Erkel Theater – 7 p.m

District, VIII. 30. János Pál Pápa Square – Budapest

World music from Beyn Hayamim Band introducing their first album to be released on November, 7. 2018 and presenting their debut album at the Erkel Theater. During the evening special songs will be presented, the ancient, traditional, biblical scenes mixed up in the symphonic-rock and even opera.

The show’s motto 4000 years in 2 hours. This is no coincidence, since the Beyn Hayamim world wants to imitate the Creator and His Tora musical diversity and complexity. It is not missionary work, but the band’s visibility goal. The ancient teachings positive, life-affirming message of the transfer and make the world a better place.

A real unique show for those who are interested in the four thousand years of Judaism history, its mystical messages, if a believer, or if simply like and respect the Bible or  interested in modern Israel’s history-shaping effect, such as the exotic, remote landscapes, secluded worlds melodies will be a fine time and place to spend two hours.

At the concert, the songs are in Hebrew language with Hungarian translation on the projector above the stage so the audience synchronizes with the music. The band consists essentially of 13 members, but some permanent guests will join the show supplemented by 17 guests.

Update Aggie Reiter

Andrea Bocelli Yet Again in Budapest 2019.

Saturday, November, 16. 2019. – 7 p.m.

Papp László Sport Arena Budapest

District, XIV., 2. Stefánia Road – Budapest

No … the date is not a typo, but who want to have a guaranteed seat at the concert in Budapest may already take care to get their tickets, as not to miss it, before they are sold out as might have had been at his former one in Budapest.

The unique Bocelli’s voice will not just be fill the air but the audience souls in Budapest at the Papp László Sport Arena.

In addition to the concerts he almost producing a new album every year. His latest album will be released by the end of October 2018., Title “Sí”. The album contains 16 new songs, of which the theme of love, family, faith and hope.

Most probably … ain’t telling a secret that Andrea Bocelli is the biggest Tenon of to-day, also songwriter and record producer. With his beautiful love songs is widely popular singer with a substantial fan base worldwide, and it is neither stated otherwise in Hungary to the Hungarian audience.  Bocelli is returning to give a one-night concert in Budapest – Hungary.

Bocelli  is capable, has the power of giving delight, arousing admiration at his concert to his audience within classical music and popular music. He already and still conquered millions in crossover music style.

Bocelli will be accompanied by a Hungarian Symphony Orchestra and Choir.

No attention to scare anybody, but tickets are already on sale … just a few tickets left!

Mind you … tickets available only in Hungarian language: https://andrea-bocelli-2019.broadway.hu/2019-11-16-19-00

 

Update Aggie Reiter

Navratri Festival – Fono House of Music – Budapest

Confluence of Cultures in Hungary – organised by BSH

The Navratri Festival taking place between October,  14 – 19. 2018.

Fonó  – Buda House of Music –   District, XI., 3. Sztregova Street – Budapest.

Participation is welcomed to Navaratri, Golu and Durga Punja Celebration. Join the evening at Raas Garba Night in your vibrant and colorful outfits.  .Entry is free of charge.

Especially the Kathak Dance performance choreographed by Ms Sonali Roy on October, 16. 2018 at 8.10 p.m.

Culture programs October, 15 – 18. from 8.30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

See the full program with dates and timing: SingleSlide 

Update Aggie Reiter