Notoriously linked to the infamous Blood Countess, the village of Čachtice is now building a more appetizing reputation

Known as Čachtická pani (Čachtice Lady) to Slovaks, Alžbeta Báthory was a powerful 16th-century Hungarian noblewoman (1560 - 1614) who owned a large swath of land in the Csejte region of Upper Hungary (now Čachtice in Slovakia). Though never tried for her crimes, Alžbeta Báthory (referred to as Elizabeth Báthory in English) is said to … Continue reading Notoriously linked to the infamous Blood Countess, the village of Čachtice is now building a more appetizing reputation

Asparagus with Roast Potatoes and Garlicky Bryndza Cheese Sauce

I love cooking with seasonal ingredients, especially when they are locally sourced and therefore at their freshest. This recipe is a good example of sustainable cooking: it features the iconic Slovak cheese, the asparagus grown in local farms, and bear garlic - a herb that is widely available in our woods and forests right now. … Continue reading Asparagus with Roast Potatoes and Garlicky Bryndza Cheese Sauce