„Taste of Sárrét” is a food festival organized in Nagyrábé, a large village of Hajdú-Bihar County. This festival has a history of more than a decade; as a nationally recognized gastronomy event focusing on traditional cuisine of the Sárrét area, it attracts more than 10.000 visitors every year. About 100 amateur „chef groups” create their own outdoor meals in traditional pot („bogrács”) while celebrity chefs qualify and rank those. Entertainment, cultural and community programmes serve as a colourful background inviting visitors even from cross-border areas of neighbouring countries.
This year the programme was planned to be organized on 25 April but considering the current pandemic situation and the related stay-at-home issues, the organizers – some wonderful committed people conserving local traditions and building communities – decided to choose an innovative way: they announced a home cooking festival called „Taste of Sárrét #homeoffice”. Families prepare their meals at home or in their gardens and share the process and the result online. As the organizers told, it is important to ensure continuity, to preserve traditions even in these challenging times and keep people’s attention alive. Beyond these goals, it is also essential to fill „stay-at-home” days with beneficial activities and experience.
Online visitors also can follow the event via Facebook – numerous live sessions will create the „on-site” feeling and tries to bring people as close as possible. Just have a look!