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Juhfark Wine Holiday @ Somló

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Tornai Winery

Venue: District 8478 – 1242 Somló mountain @ Somlójenő,
Date: Saturday, October, 16. 2021.
Timing: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

On October 16, we will hold the unique, representative presentation of Juhfark in Somló for the sixth time, where all the outstanding batches of the breed can be tasted. The winemakers offer, answer the questions, and along with the most crumbling wines, you can also enjoy the unmistakable charm of the mountain. Programs and workshops that complement the great walking tasting make it even more special.
Participating wineries: 5 House Estate, Barcza Winery, Bogdán Estate, Csetvei Winery, Csordás-Fodor Wine House, Dobosi Winery, Black Cellar, Hegedűs-Szabó Winery, Kolonics Winery, Kőfejtő Pince, Kreinbacher Birtok, Pince Winery, Somlói Vince Tomcsányi Family Estate, Tornai Winery, Zsirai Winery

Program throughout the day… Walking tasting 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. – option in visiting 17 cellars with 28 sheep tails – Ticket price 7900HUF.

Also Workshops …

No1. Travel around Somló 2 p.m.
Bus vineyard tour on the mountain. Can also taste the favorite wines of the wineries affected by the road. Ticket price 4900HUF.

No2. Faces of Juhfark 4 p.m.
Tornai vertical Juhfark tasting with international award-winning wines. Led by Tamás Tornai. Ticket price 5900HUF.

No3. Attractions 6 p.m.
The world of cheeses and Juhfark. Interactive gastro-tasting led by Gabriella Mészáros (WSET). Ticket price 7900 HUF.

Guided museum and cellar tour – Price: 1000HUF, ticket purchase on the spot.

The walking tasting ticket entitles a person to an unlimited tasting of the wines offered by the participating winemakers throughout the event, as well as a transfer from the
accommodations listed below.

Tickets exchanged for the workshops are only valid together with a tasting ticket.

The organizers also thought of individuals who wish to join the Juhfark Holiday from Budapest transfer by a special bus transportation.

Bus departure from Budapest – October, 16. 10 a.m. – venue: BAH junction gas station
Bus return from Tornay Winery – October, 16, 2021, 8 p.m. – Ticket price round trip 4900HUF.

Source: Organizers

Update: Aggie Reiter

October the Month of French-Speaking Belgian Film

Thursday, October, 7.  – Thursday, October, 21.2021.
Free online film festival at Festival Scope!

Under the “Fêtes de septembre” program, four full-length films, five documentaries and five short films can be rented free of charge until the 21st of October . The program featured some of the most significant French-speaking Belgian works of recent years from directors such as Joachim Lafosse, a festival favorite who also recorded the film Not Old Love, or Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani, who became known for their underground brainstorming.

Among the feature films to debut at the 2006 Venice Film FestivalIsabelle Huppert starring mudslingers (Private Property), which presents a divorced mother with two children Calvary, as you try to leave her old life behind. The issue of emigration is dissected by the bittersweet comedy Baden Baden, in which a 26 year-old tries to reintegrate into her hometown after a summer mission. The avant-garde action film by Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani already reinforces a series of more experimental pieces.

Hulls a Day (Laissez Bronzer Les Cadavres!), also screened at the 2018 Francophone Film Days, is an astonishing craze packed with quick montages and film history references that pays homage to the western, the new French wave and jacuzzi films. It is also viewed as part of major feature film selection at Marion Hänsel 2006 Sounds of Sand by (Sounds of Sand), a drama in which the protagonist leave, living in the desert village remained without water Rahne and his family set out to find a viable place for themselves. The sounds of the sand were presented at the San Sebastian Film Festival, where he received praise.

In addition to feature films, five full-length documentaries, including one of the loud festival successes of recent years, Overseas on Modern Slavery, and five short films were replaced by Belgian Film Month.

The films are available free of charge “as long as stocks last” until October, 21.2021., after one registration on the site in the original language with English subtitles can be watched.

Update Aggie Reiter

Taste Gastro Locations Around the Lake Balaton

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Last Rays of Summer @ The Lake Balaton

Balaton Circle – “Taste the Circle!” … This year’s first event of the “Kostold Körben” – “Taste Around” wine & gastro festival with restaurants, wineries was held in a worthy location … where else … than at the middle of Lake Balaton, on the ferry between Szántód and Tihany.

GasztroFerry gave gastronomic presentations within 10 restaurants and 10 wineries out of almost 50 members of the Balaton Circle. Find out what flavors, scene, experiences and programs awaited the invited guests and media representatives.

We were one of the One Million passengers on the ferries on Lake Balaton!

In recent years, September has also become a summer month, and it is during this period that Lake Balaton shows its most beloved face. There is no more mass tourism, so they can deal with the guests even more and organize a quality program that promotes the region and the restaurants of Lake Balaton. The goal is to even out the often extreme fluctuations in terms of the number of guests, and to allow entrepreneurs in the region to plan with a year-round opening time. Also added…Many new quality restaurants have opened around the lake this year not only for local businesses, but for the interest of all of them to make Lake Balaton not just a weekend destination. In the future, travel decisions will not be determined solely by the weather report, as in all circumstances and every month, guests will find the right place to visit where programs, attractions and gastronomic experience are in favor around Lake Balaton. With the services and local products of the members of the Balaton Circle, they contributed in making Lake Balaton one of the outstanding gastronomic regions of Hungary – told Lajos Szilágyi – President of the Balaton Circle.

Alíz Markovits – CEO of Veszprém-Balaton 2023 Ltd., spoke about the framework of the European Capital of Culture 2023 project, it had already been recognized in the tender phase that only the region and Lake Balaton could achieve outstanding success. “This aspiration is confirmed by the fact that more than 103 settlements have already joined, and together with them, they can support the aspirations of the Balaton Circle with diverse cultural programs”

“This year celebrating the 175th anniversary of the BAHART was pleased to join the initiative of the Balaton Circle. During the autumn season must be filled with meaningful programs and quality services, which include wine, gastronomy and shipping.” – emphasized Gábor Veigl, CEO of BAHART.

A total of 26 restaurants, confectioneries, wineries and brandy distilleries of the Balaton Circle were presented at the Autumn Opening GastroFerry event. All dishes were freshly prepared on portable hotplates. Participants could get a taste of the yummy finger-food and delights.

“Taste the Circle!” The fleet was divided into two parts, serving on one side were the gastro delight and on the opposite side the wines, Pálinka and gin.  There was an abundant supply of wines and Pálinka. Wineries such as Attila Hajdú – Olaszrizling ⋕1 from Fürjes Winery. The winemaker. former goalkeeper later found his future occupation in hospitality – deals with wine production and can be reach at Fürjes Villa PensionBalatonfüred, Pócz WineryBalatonlelle, Kemendy Traditional Champagne Workshop – Balatonfüred, Szabó and Son Wine Cellar – Balatoncsicsó, Martinosa Winery – Mount Tagyon … just mention a couple brilliant wines from a/m wineries.

An everday Q! …Wanna be loose well all who tasted the „Dare-Devil” – „Fenegyerek” selection of Pálinka from Zamárdi surely felt the succulent fruit flavors. Gábor Pach, one of the founders of the Balaton Circle, opened his pálinka distillery in 2014, but he calls it the Wellness Fruit Center. Gábor Pach has been dealing with pálinka over12 years, but he would not have thought at all that he would moor in this area, in fact, he didn’t particularly like pálinka. Then, through an old business relationship, he started working with the Zimek Pálinka Distillery and was completely enchanted by this world. He completed all the training related to pálinka in Hungary, but he actually learned a lot in practice. At the Zamárd plant he still practices the cooking of mostly fruits around Lake Balaton. Was a real pálinka oasis, on the spot to taste almost complete offer of Fenegyerek pálinka and Gin … such as: blueberry, apple, married with apple+raspberry, peach, quince, grape, grape+late cherry. Every sip was exploding and powerful. Tasted a couple and must say Gábor Pach’s pálinka deserves to be known not just in Hungary and/or Europe but overseas as well. Succulent fruit world – wizard of man.  The COVI-DINKA pálinka within the series of “Dare Devil – “Fenegyerek” bombastic within 73% Alcohol. It is a booster of mix fruits. Furthermore, it is so strong that could probably kill the COVID as well :-). A guy who tasted the „Dare-Devil” „Fenegyerek” pálinka said „Leaps and bounds better than anything in showy boutiques or that you can find in a store. We made sure to get a few extra bottles to take back to Texas this time.”

The invited guests on board the ferry were invited to sample the region’s traditional and flavors.  On board the John’s Pub (Restaurant in Keszthely) served a mini mangalica burger with all the goodness of flavors, sweet potato bars, celery salad and various homemade sauces. Tasty cold appetizer were amazing, the salmon trout with beetroot remula and wasabi salad. Next to it, the Lavender Terrace – Balatonvilágos offered pistachio duck liver on top “ice cream” with a cake stick. The sweet tooth lovers made their day as the taste buds felt like being in heaven tasting the MóniSüti Confectionery – Gyenesdiás. The guest tasting plum pie and “Rákóczi” cottage cheese cakes along other sweeties. Walking along the fleet the eye caught the sight of the catfish ceviche of the Vocational Training Center – Siófok – could not resist offering their avocado slices, decorated with sprouts and burnt dough donuts and the pear-chocolate cream dessert.

The “Taste Around!” Lake Balaton following stations of the wine & gastro festival series will be on  October, 9. 2021 – Siófok, November, 6. 2021 – Kövestál, December, 12. 2021 – Balatonfüred, January, 29. 2022  – Zamárdi, February, 12. 2022 – Keszthely.

Riport & Snaps Aggie Reiter

175th Anniversary of the Lake Balaton Shipping Day

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Saturday, September 18, 2021 on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the Balaton Shipping Day (organized by the BAHART – Balaton Shipping Ltd.) has come to the series of events ending this year’s of the summer shipping season. Due to the closing in honor to the history of Balaton Shipping, from the port of Siófok at 7.30 a.m. on board invited VIPs, special guest, media representatives to the St. Nicholas motorcyclist and onwards to Balatonfüred to welcome, take part in the inspection of the line up to all the fleet of ships.  (In brief about: St. Nicholas motorcyclist, has a capacity of 550 people. This ship is the biggest on Lake Balaton. It actually replaced the former Beloiannis, which was in service on Lake Balaton until the late ’90s and was then scrapped. The ship sailed every day during the summer season departing at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. When She was out of the system the shipping company planed to be replaced. Thereafter, St. Nicholas arrived to Lake Balaton from Istanbul in 2003 and was released into the water in 2006.)

Upon arrival to Balatonfüred greeting speeches followed by Miklós Mod – Deputy CEO – Representing the Hungarian Tourism Agency Ltd., Dr. Károly Kontrát – Member of Parliament, Mihány Witzmann – Member of Parliament, Dr. István Bóka – Mayor of Balatonfüred, Gábor Veigl – CEO of BAHART and thereafter flag raising took place. After the greeting speeches and flag raising in connection with the 175th anniversary was held the Széchenyi Memorial Ceremony on the Tagore Promenade, wreath-laying at the Széchenyi statue on Tagore promenade.

The 175th anniversary ceremony continued with the lined up, infront of the shore of Balatonfüred BAHART’s fleet … 18 passenger ships and ferries, ships belonging to other Lake Balaton shipping companies, and passenger shipping companies among them from private shipping companies were also present at this celebration. The fleet arrived upon the smooth waves to Balatonfüred from Csopak and stood lined up side-by-side on the Hungarian Sea in front of Tagore Promenade forming a picturesurous view of the 750 meters long line with their noses towards the promenade. An indescribable spectacle greetings saluting to the welcoming VIP visitors, invited guests and media representatives on board the St. Martin ship. Whilst the standing audience on the port welcomed ships by waving – applauding. The audience on the port whom could not be close to the spot to follow the awesome scene of the line up were able to watch the spectacular sight through the giant projector placed at the port of Balatonfüred.The Tagore promenade and the pier at Balatonfüred were absolutely full by visitors interetsed to watch the ships go by.

The István Széchenyi sailing memorial competition, which bypassed the peninsula also was added…. „Steadfastness, depth, accuracy, this is what characterizes geniuses, this is what characterized István Széchenyi to whom we owe many other merits to modern shipping. He wanted to connect the capital with the countryside.  He brought a lively life to Lake Balaton as well” – said by István Bóka – mayor of Balatonfüred at the ceremony.

The boats lined up at the port of Balatonfüred provided an unforgettable awesome sight. A total of 33 watercrafts and passenger ships lined up on the water surface. As the ships roll by, colorful smoke columns shot from the water surface also was amazing…(see snaps)

This was a one time event, a real curiosity, as a large-scale parade of ships can only be seen every 25 years! So those who missed it may come around next time to view the ships roll by in 25 years from today.

Highlighting a couple of ships … each of the 33 ships have an interesting history, yet to update of all the lined up 33 ships would be a very long reading, therefore will only talk about a few. Starting with a total of 4 watercraft on the Lake Balaton. As was told on the spot, the Kossuth Lajos ferry was built ’64 at the Balatonfüred shipyard, and later in the ’80s ship was extended with the funding of the army and a double-density ribbing was installed in the part below the carriageway.

There were two prominent representatives of the nostalgia fleet… „Kelén” and „Helka”. The iconic watercraft got their name from the love couple of András Fáy’s fairy tale “Sió”. Both ships were built in year 1891, practically separated from the water for three months. Both ships Kelén and Helka were sinked during 1945 in their shipyard by the crew, cause did not want the German aircraft hit them by bombing them. The crew was confident that after the front will be retreated and be again on the Lake Balaton. Counting the years in service means today in 2021 they are 130 years old, so these “grannies” are the oldest ships regulary operated at Lake Balaton. Both are ships with a capacity of 120 people and are 35 meters long. By-the-way, Helka in the late’70s served as a restaurant ship on the port at Balatonfürdő again until ’92.

Not only the smallest, active but certainly famous boat named “Luszi” also roll the waves at Lake Balaton. She is to transport passengers all year around. This boat is operated by a private shipping company, BL YachtClub.

Closing the 175th anniversary, memorial plaque inauguration and wreath-laying at the port of Siófok

Last come the presentation of awards and announcement of the results of the BAHART 175th anniversary art competition, whereas awards were presented to the winners previously selected jury of five.

Enjoy by rolling though the snaps … they speak for themselves.

Riport and snaps Aggie Reiter


11th Francophone Film Days Indoors @ the Cinemas – Budapest

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September, 14. – 7 p.m. – September, 19. – 11 p.m.

Time to reconnect with the pleasure of laughing and crying collectively in front of a big screen!

The Francophone Film Days resume face-to-face from September 14 to 19 at Urania, Art + Cinema and the Institute français. Twice the fun, therefore, because none of the films that will be screened in theaters have been shown as part of the festival’s online session during April.

The guest of the 11th Francophone Film Days is Tony Gatlif, the director of the film Tom Medina, who was made famous in Hungary by the films Latcho drom or Gadji Dilo. His new work will be screened on Thursday evening at 8p.m. at the Urania National Film Theater.

On the program: hit comedies at the French box office, poignant romantic films, incredible genre films and sumptuous classics. Movie lovers will meet on screen Isabelle Huppert, Omar Sy, Monica Bellucci, Audrey Tautou, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Gaspar Noé.

As part of the 11th Francophone Film Days  – September, 19, 2021 from 3.30 p.m.  and 5.15 p.m. at the French Institute – Budapest. Belmondo highlighting New Wave cinema in the ’60s and 70s . One of his awesome film … Man from Jean-Paul Belmondo: The Man from Rio … Director Philippe De Broca – Adventure, Comedy, 1964. Runing time: 102 mins. will be screened in the original French language with Hungarian subtitles. Staring Jean-Paul Belmondo with Françoise Dorléac.

Synopsis: Second class Adrien Dufourquet witnesses the kidnapping of his fiancée Agnès, daughter of a famous ethnologist. He goes in search of him, which leads him to Brazil, and uncovers a traffic in Indian statuettes.

Ticket price: 1600HUF (1200HUF in reduced price) at the Uránia National Movie Theater and the French Institute. At the Art + Cinema ticket price available for 1000HUF

The screenings are supported by the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Hungarian Ministry of Human Resources, Groupama Biztosító, BNP Paribas and Cointreau.

Update Aggie Reiter

India’s 75th Independence Day – Hungary – 2021

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The month of August has special significance in India’s freedom struggle. The “Non-co-operation movement” started on the 1st of August in 1920. On the 9th of August in 1940, the “Quit India Movement” began, which is known as the “August Jranti” (Revolution). India became independent on the 15th of August 1947.

Soon coming up one of the biggest ways of festival of the year with the Mahotsav (festival) being celebrated as a Jan-Utsav (people’s festival) in the spirit of Jan-Bhagidari (people’s involvement).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the India@75 Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav on March, 12. 2021., with the series of events organised by the Government of India.

India is a Country with year-go-around of Festivals. It is in the veins of India’s population.

Namely, India’s Independence Day is entering its 75th year of independence by already started within celebrations 75 weeks before their actual 75th anniversary of Independence. It will continue until the 15th August, 2023.

During this period Indian Embassies and Consulates around the world are organizing weekly events around the theme, where the history, heritage, arts, architecture, music, languages and other aspects of the last 75 years India would be traced through different activities virtually and physically. Along with that, several activities would be woven around social development, health & wellness as well as around social and spiritual values as inherent in Indian culture.

Update Aggie Reiter

“SISI” Queen Elisabeth of Hungary – Operett @ Gödöllő 2021.

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Royal Castle of Gödöllő – Courtyard

Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, 12. 2021.

8 p.m.

Media representatives were invited during the afternoon hours the Gödöllő (The Royal Palace of Gödöllő or Grassalkovich Castle is an imperial and royal Hungarian palace located in the municipality of Gödöllő in Pest county, central Hungary. It is famous for being a favourite place of Queen Elisabeth of Hungary.)…  to view parts of the forthcoming operett with beautiful melodies, witty poems and well-represented characters.

The play is in Hungarian language, yet can easy follow the happenings with the brief contents below:

In brief … Jenő Huszka’s operett is a real piece, strengthening national emotions, imbued with humor and love, about Count Gyula Andrássy, the later Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and Queen Elizabeth (Sisi) ‘s unfulfilled, historically unproven love.

Queen Elizabeth loved the Hungarians, and the people saw her savior in her as well. Zsófia Sisi’s opposition to Princess and her desire for freedom sympathized with the feelings of the Hungarians. At the same time she brought with her disapproval of the Austrian court.

Count Gyula Andrássy trying to find a way out for the Hungarians from the frustrating situation threatening an armed revolution. The man’s fierce admiration and hot love finds reciprocity on the part of the Empress, but their desires are hampered by politics, and their love cannot be fulfilled more than an intimate kiss. Their relationship, as well as Sisi’s love for Hungarians, none-the-less promotes the Compromise. In the operetta can also learn about the story of the encounter between an Austrian man who loves Hungarian culture and mentality and a Burgenland girl looking for a husband, as well as the fulfillment of Queen Elizabeth’s courtesy and the childhood love of a Hungarian revolutionary.

Cast: Sissi (Elizabeth): Victoria Denk, Count Gyula Andrássy: Dániel Árvai, Ida Latkóczy: Elvira Haraszti, Kálmán Neszmélyi: János Szabolcs Kádár, Countess Waldeck: Marika Oszvald, Stefi, his daughter: Szendy Szilvi, Flórián: Kollár Péter Erik, Count Axamethy: General Charles Peller, Ádám Latkóczy: László Egri. The Monarchy Operetta Orchester and Dance Choir. Set designer: Tamás Rákay, Costume designer: Péter Erik Kollár, Musical director: Antal Kéménczy, Choreographer: Edina Szkáli.

Director: Miklós Gábor Kerényi – Kero®

Length of performance: 2 hours 30 minutes with a break.

Ticket Price:  4500HUF  – 8000HUF

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

Retrospection to the Online Japanese Film Festival (JFF) – Hungary – 2021

 

Japan brought their latest trends in Japanese cinemafor movie lovers to watch in their armchair free online films within the Japanese Film Festival (JFF).

The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is a project held by the Japan Foundation to promote Japanese film around the world. With a slogan of „Japanese Film Anytime, Anywhere.” The program was launched in 2016 for 10 ASEAN countries and Australia. Since then holding the Festivals with the latest Japanese films and expanding their network in including countries such as: China, Russia, and India. In the 2019-20 year was held festivals in 56 cities in 12 countries, whilst watched by more than 170000 viewers.
This year, in addition to the conventional in-person Japanese Film Festival (JFF) events, held a “JFF Plus Online Festival for online viewers in the 20 countries. These were: Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, South Korea, Vietnam,  Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Egypt, Germany, Italy, Spain, Hungary.

The JFF is under the umbrella of the Japan Foundation which is Japan’s only institution dedicated to carrying out comprehensive international cultural exchange programs throughout the world. With the objective of deepening mutual understanding between the people of Japan and other countries/regions, our various activities and information services create opportunities for people-to-people interactions. Online Festival took place from November2020 up to March 2021 in 20 countries around the world bringing 30 Japanese films ranging from the latest hits to always popular anime and the classics.

All the JFF screened films had subtitles in Arabic, Burmese, Central Khmer, English, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese language.

Tsukiji Wonderland 2016 – Documentary – length time 1h 50min. Director: Naotaro Endo
Synopsis JFF „Through the lives of professionals working at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, the film portrays how Tsukiji has been the center of fish culinary culture and helped Japanese food culture to flourish as we know it today.”

Adding to the documentary … overall: Tokyo – Edo in 1923 was a grand earthquake and whilst rebuilding the venue over the decades Tsukiji became over the decades one of the biggest World Fish Market providing huge service to the world fish food by hard working people. They have daily wholesales fish auction and was clear to learn “most important is the “jouhou” (the information) without the info the fish would just sit there.

Tsukiji is One of the Seven Food Wonders of the World.

Tsukiji has its artisan culture. Was said, there are 10 days in a year when fish taste its best, but each season has its own variety in fish … Spring: brings shellfish … March: is the icefish season … Tune in the Spring are the best in taste. Tuna is all around the season, but during the summer they aren’t so fatty. Tuna live deep in the sea they do not have to struggle on the hook, they aren’t vital because of the food they eat. Summer: Sweetfish started to fish in june and they are caught in the river. Autumm: Typhoon at its best. Scallops arrive at ESqUISSE alive. Winter: more variety in fish and they get more fatter pufferfish – mackerel.

During the JFF was not all drama, documentary, musical but were animated features, films, cartoons for kids and interviews with Japanese directors.

Thanks to the JFF to watch through free online movies during in the festival!

@ Aggie Reiter

#2 Taste of Traditional Homemade Sweeties – Sweet Cottage Cheese Balls – Túrógombóc

Sweet Cottage Cheese Balls – Túrógombóc

Home made Sweet Cottage Cheese Balls – Túrógombóc

This is One of the Best yummies for to-day … easy to prepare and in minutes they in recognition vanish away!

The Cottage Cheese = Túró is the main ingredient in many Hungarian dishes, both savory, but mainly in sweeties. Túró is often translated as cottage cheese, but it carries alittle resemblance to the watery cottage cheese a.k.a. by Americans. It a fresh, soft curd cheese, similar to farmer’s cheese, in Germany known as quark. The cottage cheese is available throughout Eastern European deli. Just a tip for those over the other side of the Ocean may try to substitue it with a coarse  type of ricotta, but if found at your neighborhood stay with the cottage cheese, it is a yummy treat.

You can eat it as a dessert, but even as a main course after a heavy Hungarian soup.

Now about the Balls – Gombóc … They are large sweet dumplings typically made with flour or can be with potato batter. The Túrógombóc is a lighter and smaller version where the cottage cheese is mixed with semolina, and topping with cinnamon sugar and served with sour cream.

One of the best yummies for to-day … served for 4 persons – Preparing time cca. 310 mins.

Ingredients: 500g cottage cheese, 2 eggs, 200g semolina, 1/2tbs salt and also vanilila sugar, 3tbs sugar, 6tbs breadcrumbs, 2tbs oil.

For the dip sauce: 6 tbs sour cream, 1 tbs caster sugar, 1/2 tbs cinnamon.

The dose may be further increased  served for 8 persons then double the a/m ingredients.

Preparing: Take a big bowl, mash the cottage cheese with a fork. Add the eggs, semolina, sugar, vanilia sugar, salt, mix well together and set aside to rest a bit. The semolina needs cca 20 mins to swell before cooking. In between can prepare the coat for the cottage cheese balls. Take a big frying pan, heat oil in it and add the breadcrumbs, roast until golden brown, stir it as rosting not to burn. As it gets ready then sweeten with sugar. Form balls size with wet hands (not to stick on the hands) a little bigger than a golf ball from the cottage cheese. Place them into a pot with boiling water. They are ready when the balls come up to the top. Filtered through a filter then roll them in the breadcrumbs. Ready to serve with sour cream/cinnamon dip sauce. This is the real traditional Hungarian homemade  Túrógombóc, May try with various fruit sauces as well.

Once you tried it you will be delighted how easy it is to prepare.

© by Aggie Reiter

DSB – International Event of the Week @ Budapest

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Around the World from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Intercontinental Hotel – Budapest

The Diplomatic Spouses Budapest (DSB) was founded as a non-political and non-religious community of spouses of Ambassadors, such as: Italy, Great Britain, USA, Slovenia, Thailand, Finland, Tunisia, Philippines, Mexico, Peru, Ukraine, Malaysia, Morocco, South Africa, Kuwait, Slovakia, Ecuador, Mongolia, India and many more countries contributed at this special event. Budapest open its door to strengthen relations of the foreigner countries heritage in culture, gastronomy, interests in traveling to these countries by the Hungarians.
At the international tables were eye-catching rich in flavors of yummy foods, sweets, drinks  and so forth. The children’s corner was busy all day long with activities that stimulate children’s imagination. Having the experience of the day will be hard  to imagen to have at the Intercontinental Hotel in the 5 Halls to arrange  in the coming year the DSB cause it was so full by visitors that no place to even even drop a pin. Certainly, the house was full. Won’t be enough space in the future to arrange the 10th DSB gathering.

The annual charity fair has arranged an awesome daily event for supporting Hungarian children organisation for the needy.

Well done by the DSB organizing team – Mrs. Elda Spasse President and Mrs. Rasa Dagiliene DSB Fair Coordinator.

Slideshow giving an insight to the hustle and bustle!

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter