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An old new delicacy

In 1476 King Matthias married Beatrix, the daughter of the king of Naples. The arrival of the new Hungarian queen meant the introduction of new customs into the king’s palace in Buda, into the royal cuisine and dining room among others as well. The queen kept an own kitchen from where cheese, fruits, vegetables and special cakes were brought and served at the royal table. The previously meat-centred royal court now saw some new favourite delicacies such as the Parmesan cheese, red onion, garlic and chestnut. Legend says that chestnut stuffed capon (castrated rooster) was the king’s favourite dish. Another delicacy introduced by Beatrix has been extremely popular ever since. Called as “cold lick” back then, it was served in beautifully cleaned shells. Now it is served in wafer and is commonly called icecream. 
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