This year, SlanaFest reached Brasov for the second time, organised by the Fellowship of Craftsmen in Transylvania and the Association of Hungarian Householders from Brasov. The Festival was organized in the yard of the Hungarian Evangelical Church and has proved to be a great success. Butcheries and villagers from Brasov participated and they competed with their own bacon. The stands were full of culinary delicatessen to the joy of the consumers who were eager to taste them.
• Demanding jury
Within the fair of small local producers, separate judging was done for bacon, sausages and traditional cold cuts. The best bacon was rewarded.
The jury was made up of dr. Siko Barabasi Sandor – President, the Manager of the Sanitary-Veterinary and Food Safety Department Covasna, Sebastian Dan – the Manager of Brasov Branch of the Cultural Association Euro Est Alternativ (ACEEA), Kokoksi Hajnal – the winner of 2018 edition of SlanaFest Brasov and Koszta Istvan, from the hosts.
• The best bacon
The best bacon, following the judging, was appointed to be the one brought by Halmagy Csaba. Its secret was disclosed: during the preparation process, after the raw bacon is preserved in salt, it stays for three more days in sauerkraut. Then it is aired in the wind to dry and smoked. The second place was awarded to a villager from Budila, Csiki Kalman, and third to one from Apata, Lasazlo Attila.
• Chocolate pralines with bacon
Everyone was impressed by a food no one expected: the chocolate pralines of Mihaela Tatiana Ulman, pastry chef and ACEEA member. She declared that for her, participating in an even such as SlanaFest was quite a challenge and tried to combine chocolate and bacon.