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Ice Cream of the Year Competition 2022 – Final

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This year, the award of the Hungarian Confectionery Industry Association was presented for the 25th time, and just as in the previous years, the ceremonial award ceremony and press conference was held at Zila Cafe and Krisztina Confectionery @ Budapest.

A total of 74 ice creams entered the Ice Cream of the Year competition in four categories this year. There was no mandatory taste this year, the aim of which is to promote classic and traditional high-quality artisanal ice cream, nothing set limits to the creativity of the contestants. This year 12 ice creams made it to the finals in the handicraft categories, which the contestants had to make in the presence of the jury. 27 ice creams competed for the places in the category of raw material producers-distributors.

Before and after the ceremony, were also available for tasting the finalist ice creams of the craft categories, 27 competition ice creams of the company category.

The aim of the competition is to promote traditional, high-quality artisanal ice cream, so that the Hungarian confectionery can offer its guests even better quality ice creams, thereby creating a demand among people for healthy and high-quality, artisanal products. This year, it was possible to enter again in the “Free” category, with ice creams that cannot contain added sugar, gluten, lactose, or milk protein. These ice creams are becoming more and more popular among guests with conscious nutritional needs and guests with various food intolerance.

Competition ice creams could only be made with natural basic and additional ingredients, flavored and decorated exclusively with self-made dressings. This year, the “M – Free” category was announced again, in which competitors could enter ice creams free of added sugar, gluten, lactose and milk protein.

Árpád Szűcs, the chairman of the professional jury,said: “They sought balance and creativity in fixtures and decor. The reason the sky high price 500HUF is increasing – along with many other products the price of raw materials, their lack in many cases, or the lack of labor. In addition, according to the current regulations, ice cream in cones must be sold with 27% VAT, which means a great burden on the operation of pastry shops and ice cream parlors.”

Anyway, no doubt and regardless to the high price of ice cream within rich yummy flavors has no individual age limit when it comes to different yummy melting flavors that’s for sure.

Members of the professional jury of the company category:
Ádám Pataki (Pataki Confectionery, Érd), jr. Pál Sulyán (Sulyán Cukrászda, Veresegyház, László Zila (Zila Café, Budapest)

Jury members of Professional Organizations:
Tamás Fekete (BTSZ), János Garaczi (First Hungarian Order of the White Table), István Knezsik (Auto Grand Coalition), László Kovács (MVI), András Krivács (MNGSZ), Ágnes Nagy (Magyar Ízek Utcája), László Németh (IPOSZ), Septe József (Hungarian Bakers Association)

Members of the professional jury: László Balogh (Artisan Confectionery, Gyula), Angéla Baracskay (creative pastry chef, Budapest), Eszter Gerő (Sütizz Confectionery, Budapest), Árpád Szűcs (a table! Boulangerie-pâtisserie, OJO ICE, Budapest), Balázs Erdélyi (professional president, MCI , Budapest)

The members of the Audience jury were: Antónia Erős (presenter, founder of the Egy Csepp Figyelem Foundation), Armand Kautzky (Jászai Mari award-winning actor), Enikő Tóth (actress), Krisztina Trisczuk (national team handball player), Luca Vajda (finalist of the Kitchen Chef show).

In the extremely strong field, the following results were announced by the press ice cream presenter: “I.” category: pastry shops, artisan ice cream makers’ competition. Artisanal ice creams can be entered into this category with natural base and additional ingredients, in the case of milk ice creams with a cooked base, and exclusively with self-made toppings, pastes, and decorations, made in accordance with the traditional technological sequence.

Gold medalist and winner of the Ice Cream of the Year traveling cup: Zserbó Szőke – Norbert Dobó – Füredi Fagyizó from Balatonfüred.

Silver medal: Lazy berry – László Ladányi – Ladányi Cukrászda
from Szeghalom. Bronze medal: Pumpkin raspberry – Ádám Novák and Rita Elek, REÖK Kézműves Cukrászda from Szeged.

“M-Free” category: pastry shops, artisan ice cream shops competition:
Gold medal: Plum black tea – Dávid Wilheim – Pingvin Ice Cream Parlor and Confectionery from Balatonmáriafürdő. Silver medal: Very good – Ágnes Böröczky-Asztalos – Margaréta Fagyizó from Balatonszemes.
Bronze medal: Chocolate coconut sorbet – Ferenc Reif – Dock Cukrászda fom Polgárdi.
“C” category: competition of raw material manufacturers and distributors
Gold medal: Plum almond with crunchy granola – Attila Rétfalvi – Master Martini Ltd. Silver medal: Conselice – Attila Rétfalvi – Master Martini Ltd. Bronze medal: Wind of Balaton – László Nagy – Békás Ltd.
“C/M-Free” category: competition of raw material manufacturers and distributors:
Gold medal: Currant poppy ice cream – Róbert Cseri – KEN Carpathia Ltd.
Silver medal: Sugar-free black currant – Norbert Szabados – König-Units Ltd. (FABBRI). Bronze medal: F – Attila Rétfalvi – Master Martini Ltd.

Special prizes – Audience prize: Bella serrata – Péter Benkő – IREKS-Stamag Ltd.

Special prize for professional organizations: Hazelnut yuzu raspberry – Éva Heléna Marsa – Vanília & Gelarto from Nagykőrös

First Hungarian Order of the White Table Special Award: Tropical Garden of Eden – Jenő Vadócz – Promenád Café from Balatongyörök … Last but not least congrates to all participant confectionery members listed a/m … Anyway if would have had a golden medal to give to Jenő Vadócz for his bombastic tasty of fruits ice cream I would surely have… really made me feel in the Garden of Eden.

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Szigliget’s Castle yard festival 2022.

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Enjoy your week-end during June, 17 – 19, 2022. @ Veszprém county.

The village can be found on the northern bank of Lake Balaton in the vicinity of Badacsony and Keszthely. The village was built between and on the volcanic hills.

Just a wink of the history about SzigligetThe settlement existed in the Neolithic and Bronze Ages. Celtic, Roman and Avar archaeological finds were discovered in the vicinity. The ruins of a parochial church, built in the 12th century, can be seen. Until 1822 the area was an island in Lake Balaton. The island was connected to the mainland in 1822 by rearrangement of the bank-dams around Balaton.

Back to the festival … At the festival in Szigliget, which lasts for several days, better and better performers step on stage. The event is mainly about music, so visitors to the event can not only get moody to tap/dance to the music but also taste delicious food specialties! The atmosphere will surely reach its peak, and this is guaranteed by local wines and craft beers, there is also an open-air theater and open-air cinema, which would be a pitty to miss.

This program is also great for groups of friends and couples to enjoy the sights-and-sounds of Szigliget so it is worth a visit.

For those who buy a ticket for the event, you will get admission to the castle of Szigliget and to the local beach of Veszprém county.

After the festival, every weekend of the summer will hold exciting musical, theatrical and gastronomic experiences.

The detailed program function is under development … check the website for further details: http://www.fesztivalportal.hu

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India celebrates their 75th anniversary of Independence with series of events @ Budapest

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The 8th International Yoga Day shortly coming up between 19 and 21 June, 2022., organized by the Embassy of India in Hungary.

On Sunday, June, 19. 2022, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. at Akvárium Club – District V., 12. Erzsébet Square, as part of Yoga Fest 2022 event. H.E. Shri Partha SatpathyAmbassador of India to Hungary will open the program in details.

Tuesday, 21st June, 21. 2022, 9 a.m. – 2p.m. at Budapest’s City Park (Városliget Park) on the green field, venue between Kós Károly Ave  – Castle of Vajdahunyad –  near the bridge at the Lake Városliget.

Both programs a/m this year is also special because India celebrates the 75th anniversary of its Independence, celebrating jointly with the AKAM (“Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” –  namely “Celebration of Freedom” within the series of events. The International Day of Yoga will be also part of this celebration.

Detailed program coming soon, in the mean time individuals who would like to join the International Day of Yoga already may warm up in advance for the Yoga Day.

Update Aggie Reiter

Modern Day Elvis … George Michael Freedom Uncut Documentary

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Sony Music, Trafalgar Releasing and Pannonia Entertainment Ltd., will present George Michael‘s last work, Freedom Uncut, will be a one-time exceptional evening on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, to watch his 110-minute musical documentary. In English language with Hungarian subtitles.

A deeply autobiographical feature documentary narrated by the late Grammy® Award winner.
GEORGE MICHAEL FREEDOM UNCUT will be released as a global cinema event.

Throughout the documentary Michael reveals two distinct sides of his life: his very public music career and his private personal life and why he turned his back on the rivalry light, the celebrity lifestlye. The “uncut version” of George Michael Freedom’s musical documentary focuses on the defining era in the life and career of the late Grammy-winning artist, which also saw the release of the first installment of the highly successful album, Listen Without Prejudice, and the famous Supreme Court that followed. The lawsuit against the record’s publisher, as well as the death of George Michael’s first love, Anselmo Feleppa … and so in addition to the professional aspects, it is understandably throat-tight.

The film covers the turbulent period after Faith leading up to, during and after the making of his Listen Without Prejudice: Vol 1 album in 1990.

A deeply autobiographical feature documentary narrated by … who else could it be … hearing the late Grammy® Award winner the singer himself … shot before his early death, George took part in every moment of the film’s production, so the film can also be considered a swan song.

George Michael Freedom Uncut is also a brilliant reminder of Michael’s outstanding musical genius during the Wham! years and throughout his solo career.

The film features timeless duets with George’s favorite artists and explores how he influenced the cultural landscape of his generation as one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time.

Interviews with George Michael’s most famous friends – Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Ricky Gervais, Nile Rogers, Mark Ronson, Tracey Emin, Liam Gallagher, Mary J. Blige, Jean Paul Gaultier, James Corden and Tony Bennett were also conducted.

GEORGE MICHAEL FREEDOM UNCUT will be released as a global cinema event.

See the Cimemas Budapest showtime: https://www.georgemichaelfreedomuncut.com/

This will be a one-time screening exceptional evening opportunity to watch the documentary … Mark the DATE – CINEMA – GET YOUR SEAT … already out now … watch this unforgettable talent who has gone ahead … but his music will surely remain within us.

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Postmodern Jukebox coming again to Budapest – 2022.

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In the last third of the 20th century, the postmodern trend was born in America. There are so many other innovations in music, later the formation of “Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox” itself during this period. The PMJ team, made up of highly talented international singers and musicians, paused their live performances during the pandemic, but the work did not stop.

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox is currently touring across 11 countries and has 53 upcoming concerts.This evening shoots off their concert tour at Radiant – Bellevue – Caluire et Cuire – France.
The pop-jazz phenomenon has entertained audiences all over the world with a series of live performances since 2011, and they have given concerts in Hungary several times. They have also performed in the UAE, Canada, the United Kingdom and several Europe‘s live concerts.

During their tour this year, they will visit the Hungarian capital on the evening of June 23, 2022 to visit the Papp László Budapest Sports Arena.

To get into the groove on a moody night at the PMJ concert in Budapest, the organizers are asking the audience to come to Dress in Gatsby-style.

Tickets on the spot – Papp László Budapest Sports Arena.

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Joint peformance of Ukrainian and Hungarian artist educators celebrated World Circus Day 2022.

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Photo: Urbán Ádám/Metropolitan Grand Circus

The Metropolitan Grand Circus and the Imre Baross Artist Training Institute (BIAK) celebrated World Circus Day in an unusual way: Ukrainian and Hungarian artist educators are caught! They presented a joint program at the Artists’ Colony and handed over props from the proceeds of BIAK’s previous program, Midsummer Night’s Dreamers, to Ukrainian artist educators.

World Circus Day has been celebrated on the third Saturday of April every year since 2007, but this year has been postponed to April 21, as the hospitality artists of Kiev and Kharkiv performed in Monaco with the organizing committee of the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival in a series of lectures. But already it was previously decided that a joint performance with Hungarian artists would be planned on World Day.

Before the one and a half hour presentation, the director of BIAK, Dénes Gábor Kovács, greeted the audience and reminded them that the co-production of Ukrainian and Hungarian students is a message to the world: acceptance, co-creation and thinking together is created.

Secretary of State for Culture Peter Fekete always carries with him a cultural treasure, this time asking the Museum of Hospitality to borrow a balance sheet from 1910. “From time-to-time, we have to balance the things of our lives: if trouble, need are included in one pan, responsibility, opportunity, care must be immediately included in the other. How good and exemplary that there are people among us who don’t consider if it’s about help. The Recirquel company with Bence Vági at the forefront was not considered, Tünde Vincze, who helped the refugees from Ukraine with 1HUF million, and Krisztián Kristóf, who changed his life and receives the homeless refugees in his own home, was not considered, ”said the Secretary of State for Culture. Peter Fekete recalled that more than 120 students have been living with us for more than a month now, more than 20 families have come to us who have rested for a few days and then moved on to Western Europe. The Budapest Grand Circus in Budapest is a place whose gates are open to artists and they know it all over the world. “The most important message of the World Circus Day is that circus art is cohesive, no matter who it comes from and where it is, where it helps, supports and catches when someone falls,” said Péter Fekete, who wanted strength and perseverance for everyone. He thanked the helpers for their work and expressed the hope that those forced to leave their homeland would be able to return home as soon as possible.

Subsequently, the Hungarian students handed over to their Ukrainian counterparts the props purchased from the proceeds of BIAK’s all-arts and charity piece entitled Midsummer Night’s Dreamers, so that they could continue their professional studies without interruption. On behalf of all of them, the props were thanked by Momot Svitlana, artistic director and stage director of the Harkiv artist training school. “On behalf of the students, teachers and parents left behind in Ukraine, I would like to say a huge thank you for everything. They welcome us with warmth and humanity, take care of us, provide food, accommodation and equipment for everyday life, as well as provide various programs. But most importantly, our kids can keep practicing and developing their beloved profession, ”said Momot Svitlana, Catch Up! performance director. In the first half of the program celebrating World Circus Day, Kiev and Kharkiv artist educators shone their versatile knowledge. In addition to circus art productions, the art of dance and movement interwoven with pantomime elements. In the second half of the performance, the young talents of BIAK enchanted the audience with their different genre numbers. This year was a special World Circus Day in a historic position.

Overall, thanks to the unparalleled collaboration in Hungarian circus artNational Circus Arts Center, INspirál Circus Center, BIAK, Recirquel Company, Balance Acrobatics & amp; Torna Club, Vincze Tünde Production – Ukrainian artist educators can continue their studies in safety, while continue to develop together with their Hungarian peers.

Source from Metropolitan Grand Circus

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World Poetry Day – Pay for a coffee with a poem!

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Julius Meinl coffee and tea premium quality since 1862.

Tuesday, April, 20. 2022.

Inspiring Poetry Day is held since the middle of the 19th century. To-day the world consumes 16000 cups of coffee/second, so it’s no wonder the dedication to have a separate day/time to celebrate coffee culture.

Therefore, ain’t necessary to reinvent the sealing-wax. Yet to-day dozen-and-dozen of countries around the world celebrate the World Poetry Day. The annual celebration coming around in Springtime.

The Ambassador of Viennese café culture: Julius Meinl! According to the “Pay by Poem” initiative, you can pay for coffee with a line of poem written on a piece of paper in the participating coffee houses. The title compared to last year has changed a bit when we bought coffee at any Julius Meinl café or patisserie for money during a campaign called “Say Hello,” then received a coupon  for a next coffee that provided a free coffee to hand over to our friend. The free coupon can be used until Tuesday, May, 31. 2022.

Mind you, you don’t have to be a poet … everyone is a poet in their own way… give it a try … go for it … and maybe be surprised to see, reveal, the secret as to be a poet inside of you

Below are couple of the Julius Meinl’s “Say Thank You” coffee houses which launched the campaign…

Café Gerbeaud (Opened by Henrik Kugler in 1858, which is one of the most beautiful café in the middle of Downtown – Budapest)

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Snap owner: Gerbeaud

Also @  Budapest … Aria Hotel …  The Ritz-Carlton … Katona József Theater buffet (All Downtown area).

Update by Aggie Reiter

“Military Wives” 2019 – Inspired By A True Story – Drama/Comedy – Hungarian Cinamas


Running time: 1h 52m – English language with Hungarian subtitles.

Military Wives is a 2019 British comedy-drama film directed by Peter Cattaneo, from a screenplay by Rosanne Flynn and Rachel Tunnard.

Thursday, April, 21. 2022. the latest film by Peter Cattaneo, The Military Wives, will be released in domestic cinemas @ Hungary.

The most heartwarming film of the spring is a story, based on the events that actually took place.
Following a group of women in England whose counterparts are serving in Afghanistan, and face with the men’s absences. In the meantime the group of women waiting for them at home form a choir and quickly find themselves at the center of a media sensation and global movement. The story celebrates a band of misfit women who form a choir on a military base.
The movie features lots and lots of feelings, humor, heartbreaking songs like Don’t Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John, Time After Time by Cindy Lauper or Angels Robbie Williams.
At first it ain’t easy to get along with each other at first, but as pretty slow bonds of friends intertwine between them, music and laughter change their lives … not only do they help each other overcome their fears of losing their loved ones, but they find themselves at the center of a media sensation. The ladies perform as a choir at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London.

Cast: Kritin Scott Thomas – Kate, Sharon Horgan – Lisa, Emma Lowndes – Annie, Greg Wise – Richard, Jason Flemyng – Crooks
Crew: Director: Peter Cattaneo, Screenwriter: Rachel Tunnard, Music: Lorne Balfe, Cameraman: Hubert Taczanowski, Cutting: Anne SopelLesley Walker.

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Quick reminder …Tomorrow lights down – curtain up – starts again the 12th Francophone Film Days

From March, 17. 2022 at 7. p.m. up to March, 27. 2022 at 8 p.m. award winning film can be previewed by the Hungarian audience and of course recommending to the French speaking audience. Will be presenting 23 contemporary films – French, Belgian, Swiss, Tunesian.

Catherine Deneuve , Chiara Mastroianni , Gérard Depardieu , Sophie Marceau , Audrey Tautou , Charlotte Rampling , Béatrice Dalle , Virginie Efira , Xavier Dolan , André Dussollier and the late Gaspard Ulliel- to name only the greatest – will be part of the 12th edition of the Francophone Film Days. Each film will be screened in their original version with Hungarian subtitles, at the Uránia , Toldi and Art+ Cinema cinemas. and at the French Institute.The event will open with the latest film by François Ozon , Tout s’est bien Passé.

First in the capital and then on a regional tour of 15 cities audience can enjoy these awesome films.

See full progam at the web page: https://filmnapok.franciaintezet.hu (in Hungarian and French language)

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44th Hungexpo – Travel Fair @ Budapest – 2022.

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This year, the 44th Travel Fair and the 30th Budapest Boat Show at the Hungexpo Budapest Congress and Exhibition Center were successfully concluded. One of the main lessons of the four-day event is that although the epidemic has severely battered the tourism industry, domestic tourism and boating have been able to boost. The central theme of this year’s exhibition was the relaunch of tourism and security.

The domestic guest of honor at this year’s Travel exhibition was the Veszprém-Balaton region, which will become the European Capital of Culture in 2023. Many people visited the project’s 140-square-meter stand, where they presented the rich cultural and tourist offer of Veszprém, Lake Balaton and the Bakony region with special digital solutions.

The foreign guest of honor at the exhibition was Egypt for the first time this year. The resort in the Middle East presented the country’s tourist attractions and program opportunities on its own stand. Ghada Samir Shalaby, Egypt’s Deputy Minister of Tourism and Antique Tourism, also attended the opening of the exhibition.

In addition to the Travel exhibition, several events awaited the visitors this time as well. Many people visited the Caravan Salon, where almost 50 vehicles and 15 exhibitors presented their products and services related to living caravans and 1,500 square meters.

Central and Eastern Europe one-and-only … four-day international Africa thematic forum returned to the Travel exhibition, this time at the 10th Hungary Helps Africa Expo Budapest. In cooperation with the Hungary Helps Program, 22 organizations representing fifteen African countries presented themselves at the event, which was supported by the Hungary Helps Program.

Riport: Aggie Reiter