Thursday, April 23, 2015

Chow Down to Eurovision 2015 - Hungary

Good Evening Hungary, may we have your dish please?

Often Eurovision is associated with cheese but this is usually because people have only been exposed to the kitschy 6% of Eurovision acts that make a good prime time sound bite and not the rest of the 1400+ performances.

In 2015 there is no "joke act" the likes of Alf Poier or Dustin the turkey but that doesn't stop the Chow Down to Eurovision bring some cheese.

But first I'm hungry for some Hungary....In 2011 Kati Wolf asked What About My Dreams? 
Sadly she wasn't Europe's dreamgirl and came 22nd out of 25, a disappointing result for such a good performer. 

Liptauer Hungarian Cheese Spread
  • Ingredients
  • 250g cream cheese
  • 375g ricotta (firm)
  • 200g cottage cheese
  • 100g capers
  • 8-10 small gherkins
  • 1-2 tsp. caraway seeds (toasted)
  • 2 tsp. mustard powder
  • 2 tsp. hot paprika
  • Pinch of salt if required (the capers do that job)
  • Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend
  • Spoon the mixture into a cheese mould or plastic warp lined bowl
  • Let rest in the fridge over night
  • Gently un-mould onto a serving plate 
  • Serve with vegetable shapes or biscuits, I brought the Eurovision heart theme with a cookie cutter (used in F.Y.R.Macedonia) for some carrots and flat bread (upcoming San Marino)

Seriously a 45second blend and you are done and you can watch more Eurovision while it rests

Eurovision, it's all about the heart

War is for Nothing is Boggie's song of peace from Hungary.

There is a haunting quality to the chorus, (I imagine all the souls lost to war as the chorus, very Empty Chairs at Empty Tables) and then sentiment is true but can she deliver the mature conviction needed to make it to the final or will it be another lovely slow Eurovision song with a group of words peace?

Past Hungary Chow Down to Eurovision:

2013 Paprika Chicken 

1 comment:

  1. I really like this dish Jason and snaps for putting it in the Eurovision heart! I also notice you now have some categories at the top of the blog. Youmay have had them for a while but I only noticed them (and I like them!) cheers xxx