I have mentioned it on a few occasions and now it's official: the second book of A Taste of Slovakia series was launched in Artforum Košice bookshop last week. It looks like the event marked the end of our summer, as the temperatures have dropped sharply in the last couple of days and the strong winds have … Continue reading Introducing autumnal tastes of Slovakia
It's snowing right now. The real winter has arrived at last, and while we could do with a little sunshine, we certainly can't complain about the lack of snow this year. Good for children and skiers, not so good for drivers. Windswept after a cross-country run or tired after frolicking in the snow, it's always … Continue reading Smoked Pork with Sauerkraut
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
Most tourists and visitors to our country will naturally head to Bratislava - the capital of Slovakia. Not only does the city have its own (albeit small) airport, but it's only an hour drive from a larger Vienna airport, which is a convenient gateway to other European cities and holiday destinations. There's a very good … Continue reading What’s cooking in Košice
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’
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
The end of May usually brings more sunshine, higher temperatures and a whole lot of outdoor activities. Walking trips organised by Slovak Hiking Club, open-air goulash parties in the country, or traditional Maypole dancing, they are all splendid events that deserve a visit. I managed to squeeze all of them in a weekend trip to … Continue reading Detvian Strudel