Pork feasts are part of the Slovak Fašiangy season

If you visit Slovakia in January or February, the chances are that you'll get to see one of our Fašiangy carnivals. They take place all around the country, but their form may vary from region to region, sometimes even from village to village. Despite the low, often sub-zero temperatures, most of these winter carnivals are … Continue reading Pork feasts are part of the Slovak Fašiangy season

The best time to visit Slovakia’s capital of cabbage is in October

If you made a list of ingredients that most frequently appear in typical Slovak dishes, cabbage would certainly come in a prominent place. Cooked or fermented, it is a staple we use in our kitchens all through the year. To experience the best of Slovak cabbage cuisine and tradition, you need to be in the … Continue reading The best time to visit Slovakia’s capital of cabbage is in October

Sunrays – a summer taste of Tatratea

Regular visitors to Cookslovak site are already familiar with Tatratea, the Slovak tea-based alcoholic drink from under the High Tatras. The Tatratea brand is relatively new, but the tradition of fortified tea drinking at the High Tatras chalets is not. It started centuries ago in the homes of hardy mountain folk, who used herbal tea … Continue reading Sunrays – a summer taste of Tatratea