The final of the Eurovision Song Contest will return to our screens on Saturday May 14, and what better excuse to gather your friends than this raucous celebration of musical extravaganza and excess?
A Eurovision party is a time-honored tradition, and the standard way of hosting is to ask each guest to bring a dish inspired by one of the competing countries, or, if you feel like hosting, make a variety of dishes. You yourself delight in European inspiration.
To offer inspiration, we’ve collected some of our favorite recipes from the kitchens of the countries that we’re betting are most likely to make it to the end. With the exception of the UK, because not only are you likely to be an expert on the UK classics, but if history has taught us anything, it’s that we’re highly unlikely to win.