Slovak medovniky bakers are getting ready for Christmas

While working on the Winter Book of  A Taste of Slovakia series, I went to document the art of medovníky baking at a small workshop near Žilina. It is where Andrea from Adina medovníky creates her delectable, exquisitely crafted honey dough pieces. Med (pronounced the same way as red, bed, fed, etc.) is the Slovak … Continue reading Slovak medovniky bakers are getting ready for Christmas

Classic – a winter taste of Tatratea

Among the most popular posts on Cookslovak site so far have been cocktails made from Tatratea™ by a London-based bartender Marián Beke. Clearly the way he mixes the popular Slovak alcohol with traditional, as well as more exotic ingredients, inspired cocktail fans from all around the world.  Wolfpack showcases the good, old Tatratea Original and … Continue reading Classic – a winter taste of Tatratea

Winter recipes to boost your immunity – and spirit

There's a lot we can do to help our bodies fight bacteria and viruses. With the temperatures dropping below zero and the COVID pandemic raging around the world, it is more important than ever to protect ourselves and our dearest from the harm. Vitamins, minerals and other food supplements certainly play a role in our … Continue reading Winter recipes to boost your immunity – and spirit

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