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Create The Ultimate Eurovision Feast With The Most Popular European Foods

Create The Ultimate Eurovision Feast With The Most Popular European Foods

Celebrate Eurovision 2022 by creating the perfect Euro-themed buffet with the popular European foods. Include some Hellofresh treats for your buffet on the 14th May by adding them to your next grocery-delivery box.

Celebrate Eurovision 2022 by creating the perfect Euro-themed buffet with the popular European foods. Include some Hellofresh treats for your buffet on the 14th May by adding them to your next grocery-delivery box.

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Most popular traditional party foods

We analysed the most popular traditional party foods, based on how many people in the country are searching for the dish, for all countries competing in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The data revealed each of the 40 European countries' favourite party dishes. Savoury foods appear to be Europe's favourite type of party food- but what will you include in your buffet?

Sweet or Savoury?

Sweet and savoury pastries are the most common food type on the list, cropping up as the most popular party food for seven of the countries. Add some sweet pastries to your desserts with Gata from Armenia, Fritule from Croatia and Pastel de Nata from Portugal!

Try These Stuffed Cabbage Leaves

The next-most popular is stuffed vine or cabbage leaves, which is favoured by five countries, including Albania, Azerbaijan, Lithuania, Poland and Serbia. Poland’s Gołąbki is made from boiled cabbage leaves wrapped around a filling of minced pork or beef, chopped onions, and rice or barley.

The Host's Favourite

Previous winners, and this year’s hosts, Italy, had an average of 823,000 online searches per month for ‘pizza’ in the past year, making it the most popular food for party food in the country. Great for adding lots of different toppings to please your guests, pizza is a go-to for parties.

Go all out by making homemade pizza with this HelloFresh pizza recipe with delicious vegetable and chorizo toppings.

The Oh So Popular Scandinavian Meatball

Unsurprisingly meatballs were top of the leaderboard for all Scandinavian countries, which means they’re a must-have on your Euro-themed buffet. Try out this HelloFresh recipe for meatballs with a bacon and onion gravy which is bound to impress your party guests this May.

Eurovision 2022 Food-Themed Song Entries

Two of the songs in this year's Eurovision song contest actually have food mentioned in the titles: Latvia's entry 'Eat Your Salad' and Norway's 'Give that Wolf a Banana'.

The Latvian song is about the climate emergency, with lyrics including "zero waste, that is my jam" and "being green is cool (it‘s cool), eat your salad, save the planet". You can see the full lyrics here.

Though the Norweigan band Subwoolfer refrain from sharing the meaning behind their lyrics, many fans believe the lyrics refer to taking the vaccine as the song was written during the pandemic. You can see the full lyrics here.

Mimi Morley's Top Tips

If you want to try as many of these foods as possible, then create the ultimate buffet full of finger foods such as mini pastries, pizza slices and small desserts. There are some great foods for this already on the list such as quiche, waffles, falafel and churros. Why not make these foods your own by switching up the toppings or ingredients with things you know your guests will love!

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