The four of us rated each dish or meal out of ten, which I then averaged. If I cooked more than one dish from a particular country, I averaged all the dishes into one score. This tended to give single dessert countries like Poland (blueberry mazurka) and the Czech Republic (cherry bublanina) an advantage. Out of twenty-four countries, only six were represented by desserts – and five of these made it to the knock-out stages.
Where two countries tied, I used WordPress likes as a penalty shoot-out. (This allowed Wales to pip Iceland’s no-frills cod with egg and butter sauce before losing on “likes” to Turkey.)
Although there isn’t a third place match in this tournament, if there had been… Wales and their delicious Glamorgan sausages would have prevailed.