Fantastic news has just arrived from Yantai, China, where the annual Gourmand Awards Ceremony took place on 26th May 2018. A Taste of Slovakia book, which had been chosen by Gourmand International to represent Slovakia at this prestigious world cookbook awards, was named second best in the Eastern Europe Category. Although it was a self-published book, … Continue reading A Taste of Slovakia made it to The Best in the World
Although it wasn't my top Christmas present this year, the message that landed in my inbox a couple of days ago made my heart sing with joy. Here is what it said: 'The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards are delighted to announce that A Taste of Slovakia is the winner selected to represent Slovakia in the … Continue reading A Taste of Slovakia shortlisted for 2018 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Since it was published several months ago, A Taste of Slovakia has landed in a number of selected bookshops and stores around Slovakia, as well as some other parts of the world. I thought you might want to know where the book can be found, so here is a list of places that sell it: Slovakia Kníhkupectvá … Continue reading Where to buy ‘A Taste of Slovakia’
Although we are getting more English-speaking visitors to Slovakia than before the Fall of Communism, this little country in the heart of Europe is still largely unknown by a mainstream tourist. Yet those who come and stay long enough to explore and make friends will often return for more. Luke Waterson - a travel writer … Continue reading How ‘A Taste of Slovakia’ was born
There are events in our calendar that will repeat themselves with unfailing regularity year after year, though no two of them will ever feel the same. Silvester, which is what 31st December is named in the Slovak calendar, is no exception. No matter how many Silvesters I've lived through, the end of year never ceases to … Continue reading Looking back at 2016
There's nothing more rewarding for an author than to see their book on a shelf in a real bookstore. More even, if this is a first-time author who has published the book herself after years of working on it and wondering whether all her efforts ever materialize. I'm quite good at containing my emotions (either … Continue reading Good news!
It was born - at long last! The book I've been struggling to publish for so long has finally seen the light of day. As you can see in the slideshow above, A Taste of Slovakia is much more than a list of our traditional recipes. It's a journey into this small country's culture, the way of … Continue reading A Taste of Slovakia