Archive for the ‘Gastronomy – Hungary’ Category

Chulent Festival  @ Budapest 2019.

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The 5th Annual Chulent Festival is soon to fill all along at District, VII. Kazinczy Street  –  Budapest.

There is no place better to have a tasty Chulent – Budapest

Sunday, August, 25.  11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Almost anyway around the world folks can find a place to eat Chulent. It is one of the most popular Jewish dishes from the ancient times.

The slow-cooked Jewish chulent can be prepared either from beans, other legumes, smoked goose breast or beef, eggs or onions.

The Jewish culinary festival will be organized in the heart of the Jewish District for the fifth time, by the Chabad Lubavitch congregation and the Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation (EMIH).

Cholent speaks everyone’s language, whether you are Hungarian or Foreigner, Jewish or gentile, young or old. The strictly kosher festival will present the Chulent  variations of several countries.

In addition to enjoy the taste of the Chulent and other emblematic Jewish foods along with colorful additional festival programs such as: live music concerts … so beside gastronomic experiences, Jewish tunes can be enjoyed thanks to the Klezmer bands playing music thoughout the day. For children theater shows awaits the little ones. For young adults, friends and families fine time to get into the mood, having a splendid day with little Israel here in Budapest.

No need for entry tickets … it is free of charge.

Update Aggie Reiter

Hungary’s Cake of the Year – 2019

Winner cake of 2019 - Lace of Our Lady and the Little Chesnut cake

Hungary’s cake of the year happens once a year. This year the Hungarian Confectioner Craftsmen Corporation invited entries for the Hungarian Cake of the Year contest for the 13th time and as a tradition Hungary’s  Cake of the Country as to celebrate the National Holiday at the 20th of August. Thirty-one cakes were in competition and were prepared in their creations in front of the judges, who then after rated them based on professional aspects.

The finalists, this year’s  was winner was the “Boldogasszony Csipkéje” (Lace of Our Lady) Confectionery by Norbert Tóth the pastry chef from Dunaföldvár.  The lace of Our Lady is a real raspberry delicacy. More than half a pound of fruit. It consists of soaked sponge cake, raspberry and white chocolate cream, ganache with lemon and basil and raspberry jam.

Lace of Our Lady

Hungary’s free-sugar cake was revealed to be the winner of 2019 the “Kicsi Gesztenye” (Little Chestnut) cake by pastry chef László Gyuris from Szeged. The basic flavor of the cake is the chestnut, and also pleasantly sour cranberries and hazelnut crunch.

Little Chestnut Cake - Free sugar

Get ready for the real Hungarian heavenly delicious cakes. Surely if you are visiting, staying in Hungary at the time being the mouthwatering cakes cannot be missed to try this delicacy.

Are you a real gourmet? Surely if you are in Hungary you should try this delicacy.

In earlier years, the more modern French line dominated, but now the domestic taste was the winner at the jury.

For the 4th time was organized together with Hungary’s cake of the year the competition for traditionally made sourdough bread. Only those bakers were in competion making any bread without additives agents. Apparently, on the 20th of  August  celebrating Saint Steven Day – Hungary’s King.  This year’s harvest with the new bread as well. The winner was with white bread Szerencs Tarsoly – development of Pedró Bakery – made of wheat flour, durum flour, special shape, crispy, hand-made wheat bread.

 

Update Aggie Reiter

Craft Beer Festival @ City of Gyula – Hungary – 2019

Gyula Castle Garden

Várkert  Street – Gyula

Opens each day from 3 p.m.

Just within a week from  June, 7-10. 2019 the City of Gyula will hold for the second time the Craft Beer Festival.  During these four days, artisan masterpieces and street food will not just in the air but at the fingertips of the  locals and foreigners arriving to the venue.

Mark the dates cause Beer and Music are tailored with each other.

At the festival, 25 small-scale breweries will to offer for the thirsty ones to taste hundreds of craft beer. As it turned out, a total of 215 specimens were nominated for the competition, among others from Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Serbia and Belgium. The items were judged by an international jury. This year, not only draft beers on the tap, but also in bottled form will be presented. Many of them are specially made for the visitors to take home some and enjoy the tastes later on. Most of these beers will be coming around next year so do not miss to be there this year. There will be during the festival gift box packaging for those who wish to share and/or give the products as a gift.

The “Central European Beer Awards-2019” Beer Competition was announced as an accompanying event for the festival, for small breweries and home-made brewers.

The essential music festivals program will not be missing the day’s live music concerts that will highlight the evenings mood to the event.

Maybe not too many people know, but Gyula has a tradition of making beer for three centuries. Not yet have not tried/taste the local beers then it is your time to do so.

The City of Gyula is one of the most popular tourist destination, all year around the healing thermal spa, the attractions and the gastronomy definitely worth to visit Gyula!

Advance purchase tickets are sold out, there are only day tickets available on the spot!

Update Aggie Reiter

Hungary’s Food from Regions – Cook students competition 2019.

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The final of the 2019 cook competition was held at Felcsút – Letenyey Lajos High School and Vocational Secondary School.

The 12 team’s work could be traced on a projector and turned into a protective suit and cap in the kitchen.

After the serving the menus in competition was presented the creative manual of creative cooking and the invited participants may have tasted the menus

Eating habits have changed, new culinary trends are born, not only the world, but times of gastronomic revolution in Hungary. As a result, for the domestic labor market is a huge demand for chefs ready to use knowledge. Of knowledge with professionals in need who are extremely knowledgeable about technology in the kitchen and MAG was able to apply it in practice.

Jury members were attended by renowned chef school teachers and chiefs.

View the line up of menu snaps shown in the competition at the Letenyey Lajos High School  and Vocational Secondary School.

Update ans snaps Aggie Reiter

Hungarian Style Pancake Festival @ Budapest 2019.

Countless delicious Hungarian style pancakes and with fillings you have not yet tasted until visiting the Hungarian Pancake Festival!

March, 8 – 10. 2019

District, XI., Kőrösy József  street (next to Allee shopping center – promenade)

Pancakes around the world … You name it! … Stuffed pancakes, stacked pancakes, granny pancakes, fried pancakes, sweet pancakes, salty pancakes, sausage filled pancakes, chessie pancakes, pancakes burger, pancakes within soup, all kind of veggies filled pancakes and even the very special delicacies that can be made from pancakes. Pancakes styles from different regions of Hungary and cannot leave out the American pancakes. At the stalls offering tasty treats.

There are most probably no kids or adults who wouldn’t love pancakes in some form. At the festival see, taste the most interesting, made from the finest recipes to celebrate the event. Pancakes will be only just for the eyes to those people with a healthy lifestyle or those suffering from any food allergies. More than 100 kinds of pancakes or dishes made pancakes in one place.

For the Ladies joining the festival will have a special surprise, cause the calendar says if it is 8th of March then sign as Women’s Day!

Beyond the exhibitors, there will be a common pancake baking, pancake eating competition,  special seasonal hot drinks, wines, pálinka, street music and all our eyes desires. In addition, waffles, chocolates and sweets, hot and cold drinks on the spot.

Foreigners, tourist staying in Budapest wish to have a taste of the Hungarian Pancakes … saying “having the sweet pancake of mine” then do not miss the date, mark it on your boots list … join the festival with family and friends.

Update Aggie Reiter

Boots List – Sausage Taxi Tour – City of Gyula

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Campaign – In Gyula to Gyulai Sausage on 8 wheels!

Make your own Boot List!

These were the welcoming words to the media, press invited persons at the Gyulai Meat Shop in the City of Gyula at the transfer of fees in connection to the performance review of the Hotels and Service Providers evaluation lodging 2017/18 year.

However, at first a bit back to have to go a year or two. The first step joint with local companies gathering goes back to the year 2014. At first the joint promotion and image campaign began with the Gyula Castle Bath, Gyulai Tourist Office Ltd. and Gyula Meat Ltd. In 2014 took the initiative from Gyula to Gyula. The goal was in the presentation to introduce more widely the Hungaricum – the Gyulai sausage. This option was and is highlighted then and even to-day by flyers placed on desks at the hotels to draw attention to the tourists visiting Gyula as an option to visit the meat shop and purchase delicacies. After all, as the saying goes … nothing is better than your own experience. The highest number of the guests from hotel’s arrived to shop showing the leaflet received at the hotel, the Gyula Meat Ltd. as a gesture rewarded the hotel for their support with a present of their products.  By the autumn of 2017, the Visit Gyula city program included as an option for tourist staying in Gyula to join the Gyula Sausage Tour.

In 2018, a joint collaboration was launched with Gyulavári Castle, Gyula Tourism Ltd. and Gyulai Meat Ltd. with the pedestrian sightseeing tour and the Gyulai Sausage Taxi on the Road. Was so successful that the opportunity to once a week  tour was upgraded to twice a week back-and-forth to the store and for the passengers on the Gyulai Sausage Taxi. Passengers could enjoy the trip while on a small sightseeing tour as well.

Highlighting some mouth-watering  appetizing flavors of the Gyulai Meat products … Dry Sausages, Salamis, the Gyulai sausages and salamis have characteristic taste, which formed by the microclimate of valley of Körös rivers, the traditional smoking technology, produced by the history of one-hundred years. The Gyulai-Royal Deer products in the line was awarded with Hungarian Quality Product Award in 2014, and was selected for New Product Expo in Amsterdam in 2015. It is a real gourmand delicacy!  The Liver Pastes is very popular among kids. Besides the classical taste there is one other flavor with a touch Marjoram. The Ham and Cold Cuts are one of the main favorites, especially the so-called Mályvádi ham, which is heavenly tasty. Once tasted it surely be favorite but can only be purchased at the  local shop or at the presence of Gyula Meat on a gastro event. Was awarded with Hungarian Quality Product Award. The name Mályvádi comes from the nearby Mályvádi forest. Cooked-Smoked Products, besides the traditional drying method, cooked and smoked sausages and cold cuts are also popular. The Hungarian „paprika potatoes” are not real without the Gyulai lecho sausage. Lacto-free meat products are also made at the Gyula Meat Factory. In 2013 the Gyulai Sausage was graded HUNGARICUM by the Technical Committee. Also in 2015 Gyulahús Ltd. was awarded by Hungarian Product Economy Grand Prix. The „Gyulai” brand also won the title of HungarianBrands, SuperBrands and Business Superbrands. The line of the Gyulai-Royal Deer products in 2014 received the Hungarian Product Grand Prix.

Sausage  goes well with beer  … they are pretty good in company! Within visiting Gyula would be a pitty to miss the Brewery – City tour – Sausages! This year at the Gyulavári Castle a range of gastronome is at their fingertips … “Alakor” organic wheat beer, the “Corner” Brewing beer for tasting by the visitors. The plant plan is to strengthen their 6 beer on the tap with bio products as well. Gastro tour every Wednesday of the week from 2 p.m. – 5.45 p.m. departing from in front of the Tourinform Office, maximum 12 persons.

Beers and a visit to the World of Tastes every Thursday of the week from 3 p.m. – 7.45 p.m. departing from the Tourinfom Office, maximum 12 persons. Beer Corner has a selection of Elixbeer craft beer: India Pale Ale, Gyulavári Stout, White Wheat beer.

Last but not least it was said beside the above heard at the press gathering the Gyulai Meat Shop’s wish is to reach at least once a week at the hotels in Gyula to introduce at the daily breakfast the wide variety of Gyulai Meat products, so for the tourists and locals arriving from other regions of Hungary would meet the flavors.

Update, snaps by Aggie Reiter

ENIT – Italian National Tourist Board Evening – focuses on the Mediterranean diet!  

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ENIT – Gala Dinner – Italian Culture Institution – Giuseppe Verdi Hall. The evening was arranged by personal invitation to illustrious V.I.P. and special guests, also dedicated to Italian and Hungarian tour operators with a dinner focusing on the Mediterranean Diet and the ENIT 2019 Activity Program.

Beside the mouth-watering flavors, the entertainment was throughout the whole evening.  The Italian Culture Institution – Giuseppe Verdi Hall with its interior architecture  “fesko”(a screen of the “so calling” landscape of Italy) on the stage’s back wall is simply beautiful with it as if we have had been just arriving to Italy.

The keystones of the evening was the promotion of the Italian tourist offers – Made in Italy – one of the richest artistic heritage in the world. Breathtaking landscapes, the warmth of the Mediterranean, extraordinary sounds-and sights of Italy. Also was to introduce the forthcoming ENIT 2019 program of activities. Beside the mouth-watering Italian gastronomy, was told that tourist enjoy their visits from Budapest to Italy back-and-forth exclusively to experience the world of so many things to enjoy Made in Italy. Was  pointed out by visiting, exploring of the places where culture, history, art and good kitchen and home-made real “mama”cuisines” …  real “à la carte”  made in Italy style are available and are not to be missed. Was introduced three Hungarian tourist office’s representatives who were invited to explore some Italian  cities, towns, vineyards and other venues which are not listed in their tour offers to Italy and known by the Hungarians. They spoke about the experiences and the wonderful hospitalities they gained during their study stay. Mr. Francesco Maria Mari  President – Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hungary outlined the tourism situation in Italy and that next year another opportunity will come forwards for tourist offices to explore the discoveries Italy.

After tasting through the Mediterranean Diet awesome food, cakes and top wines, fun time has not been left out.  András Hábetler and Beatrix Fodor, two grand opera singers performed a superb opera stand up featuring exceptional sounds and with fully packed of humor.

Coming close to the end to the grand gathering a Huge Cake was rolled into the Giuseppe Verdi Hall with the sign on top of it saying „Welcome to Italy”.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter