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ICPC 2022
Mon 16 - Tue 17 May 2022
co-located with ICSE 2022

The “Cooking with the PC chairs” session will be held on the Tuesday, May 17th at 14:10-15:40 UTC on Zoom. Join the PC chairs in cooking 2 recipes LIVE from their home countries! If you want to cook along, you can find the ingredients for the two recipes below.

Challenge: Guess what recipes we are cooking, based on the ingredients below! Tweet us @ICPCconf or write to us on Discord with your guess for a chance to win the “Best Recipe Investigator Award”!

Recipe 1 (Venera):


  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cups (150 grams) of yogurt
  • 6 ounces (170 grams) of Bulgarian cheese (sirene) or Feta cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4-5 phyllo sheets thawed
  • olive oil (roughly about 1/3 cup which is around 100ml)
  • additional yogurt for serving

TO DO 1 day before the “Cooking with the PC chairs” session:

  • If the phyllo sheets are frozen, place them in the refrigerator the day before


  • one medium bowl (min 1.5 qt/1.4 l)
  • a deep plate
  • one baking sheet or baking dish, about 15 inch x 10 inch x 0.75 inch (can be bigger and/or deeper) - for example, the one we are using is 15.25 x 10.25 x 0.75 inches (38.7 x 26 x 1.91 cm)
  • a basting brush (to brush oil with on the phyllo sheets)

Recipe 2 (Sonia):


  • 1 lb (or 500 gr) minced pork meat (you can substitute with beef, or plant-based minced “meat” or even minced mushrooms)
  • 2 lbs (or 1kg) sauerkraut
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice (or 200 gr) (you can substitute with quinoa or another grain that cooks in maximum 25-30 min)
  • about 800-900 gr Marinara pasta sauce (or any other tomato-based sauce)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ cup of shredded cheese (choose a cheese that melts well in the oven and does not have too strong of a taste. I usually use Mozzarella, Mild Cheddar, or Mexican Blend)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil or any other vegetable oil (if your meat is lean, we will use 2 tablespoons, otherwise 1 is enough)


  • one 9 inch x 13 inch baking dish (or you can use whatever baking dish you have that is about 22-30 cm x 30-35 cm) - volume should be about 3 qt or 2.5-3 liters
  • one pan for cooking the onion and meat