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'Price Naughty Plum' Chosen as Cake of the Country 2022

D&T
Aug 1, 2022

‘Plum Naughty Prince’, the work of pastry chef Orsolya Karikó won the title of Hungary's cake this year, while László Gyuris' cake, Grandma's Favorite, won the title of Hungary's sugar-free cake, according to announcements on Monday in Hungarian Parliament. László Selmeczi, co-chairman of the National Association of Hungarian Confectioners, said the winner of the 16th […]

Be Yourself, Don't Forget Your Identity!

Sándor Laczkó
May 31, 2022

This year, the Hungarian capital hosted Bocuse d'Or Europe 2022, the European selecting event of the famous gastronomy competition. The jury was headed – as president of honor for the European selection – by acclaimed Slovenian chef Ana Roš. Diplomacy&Trade caught up with her during the two-day competition. In her childhood – and even early […]

The Largest Beer Producers' Turnover Below 2019 Levels

D&T
May 20, 2022

In the first four months of this year, the production of the five largest Hungarian beer producers was 1.6 million hectoliters and their domestic sales 1.7 million hectoliters, the former 8 % and the latter 4 % lower than in the same period of 2019, the director of the 30-year-old Association of Hungarian Brewers, Sándor […]

Craft Beer Celebrated Across Hungary This Weekend

D&T
May 18, 2022

Hungarian small-scale breweries will be hosting a free nationwide event on Saturday, May 21, with beer tastings, brewery demonstrations and colorful programs. Now in its fourth year, the Open Breweries Day will feature 24 Hungarian breweries and several new beers brewed for the occasion will also be on offer. In addition to tasting and buying […]

New Sales Director at FELIX Kitchen&Bar

D&T
Mar 29, 2022

FELIX Kitchen&Bar, which opened in the second quarter of 2019 in a building designed by the renowned Hungarian architect Miklós Ybl, has chosen Károly Bosznai as its new Sales Director. Originally a pump house, the establishment has grown into a full-fledged contemporary art space with a focus on high quality gastronomy, bar culture, quality ingredients […]

Denmark Wins Bocuse d'Or Europe 2022, Hungary Second

D&T
Mar 24, 2022

The victory of Denmark, represented by Brian Mark Hansen and his Elisabeth Madsen commis at the Bocuse d'Or Europe 2022, the European selecting event of the famous gastronomy competition, closed two days of high-level competition in Hungarian capital. Ten European teams have now qualified for the grand Finale of the Bocuse d'Or which will be […]

International Recognition for the Tokaj Guide

D&T
Mar 19, 2022

The awards for the world’s largest competition for food and drink culture publications, the Gourmand International Awards were presented in Paris at the recent World Cookbook Fair with a resounding Hungarian success. Gergely Ripka’s bilingual Tokaj Guide that earlier made it to the Top 4 in the European Wine Book category in February 2021 and […]

Another Renowned Restaurant Closes Down in Budapest

D&T
Jan 2, 2022

Not long after Olimpia did so, another legendary restaurant is closing in Budapest: the Hungarian fine dining pioneer Csalogány26 has announced on Facebook that it will no longer open. As the business news site hvg.hu writes, citing the gastronomy journal Magyar Konyha ('Hungarian Kitchen'), the decision was not only influenced by the coronavirus epidemic, there […]

Hungarian Win at the World Ice Cream Championship

D&T
Dec 5, 2021

Pistachio Fruit (Frutta di Pistacchio), a creation by Hungarian confectioner Ádám Fazekas, has fetched gold for best ice cream at an international competition held in Bologna, the organizers said. As hirado.hu quotes a report by the Hungarian state news agency MTI, Fazekas “blew away” the 11-member jury of experts with the taste and his video […]

Italian Gastronomy Week in Hungary

D&T
Nov 23, 2021

This year, the Italian Gastronomy Week in Hungary will take place for the sixth time from November 22 to 28, 2021. Launched by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation as part of a comprehensive country promotion program called 'Italian Lifestyle' and implemented by the Italian diplomatic-consular network, cultural institutions and foreign trade […]

Wine Festival in the Buda Castle

D&T
Sep 23, 2021

The Budapest Wine Festival is held this year for the 30th time between September 23-26, 2021 in the Buda Castle. Visitors will be able to taste thousands of wines from Hungarian and foreign exhibitors in a World Heritage site, enjoying the most impressive panorama of the capital. The excellent wines and professional programs will be […]

EU Geographical Indication Granted For Hungarian Brandy

D&T
May 3, 2021

The European Parliament and the European Council accepted the application of 'Nagykunsági szilvapálinka’ (a plum brandy from the region of Nagykunság, E Hungary) in a resolution for the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks. Regarding the chemical and physical properties, the ddescrition in the resolution says‘Nagykunsági szilvapálinka’ has […]

Hungarian Pig Brings Luck – Even Internationally

D&T
Dec 31, 2020

On New Year's Eve, it is customary to eat pork in Hungary, but based on international success, a particular Hungarian breed, Mangalica can bring luck to everyone. In 2020, Mangalica preparations earned several stars at the British Great Taste Awards, often called the Oscars for best food. Mangalica is the only native type of Hungarian […]

Beer in Food

D&T
Nov 23, 2020

Diplomacy&Trade has recently published a special section on the occasion of the Czech National Day with special emphasis on beer. This piece on the connection between beer and food has been provided by the Czech Embassy. We often talk about pairing beer and food. But what happens when we add beer to food? According to […]

Norway Wins Bocuse d’Or Europe 2020

D&T
Oct 17, 2020

After two days of intense competition in Tallinn, Estonia on October 15 and 16, Norway won the title of Bocuse d’Or Europe 2020. The Hungarian team finished 9th. Mrs. Kersti Kaljulaid, the President of Estonia, presented the award to Chef Christian Andre Pettersen from Norway who impressed Régis Marcon, president of the International Organizing Committee, and […]

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