Zsófia Mautner left her carreer in diplomacy to become the favourite food blogger of Hungary. Today, she hosts TV shows, writes a buzzing blog and numerous books on brilliant Hungarian cooking. Let us invite you to her talk at the HCC where she shares her inspiring story and most cherished recipes.
Zsófia Mautner is a leading Hungarian food writer and author of Budapest Bites – Spicy and Sweet Hungarian Home Cooking where she introduces Hungarian contemporary home cooking in a slightly different way. She not only spent many years in various countries of the world – where she fell in love with the foods and spices of many nations – but she is also passionately devoted to the amazingly rich culinary heritage of Hungary. Transylvanian and Jewish cuisine; Turkish influence; the folk recipes of the Great Plain; the traditions that came down from the Austro-Hungarian monarchy; the fin de siècle middle class; and French cooking are all part of this inheritance. According to Zsófia, Hungarian cuisine is a real multi-cultural food cavalcade that will offer many surprises far and beyond a dish of goulash.
Zsófia is one of the most popular food presenters in Hungary today. She also hosted a daily TV cooking show on the most watched commercial television channel. Besides her professional qualities, she is also famous for her spectacular career change: she became a full-time culinary expert after a successful career in diplomacy in Brussels. She started her food blog Chili & Vanília documenting her passion for cooking and all things gastronomical while living in Brussels and working as a diplomat. To date she has written 11 cookbooks. She lives in Budapest. (Balassi Institute)
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