While walking around the Gourmet Gallery at the recent Frankfurt Book Fair, our guide told us that food and tourism are more closely entwined these days than ever before. As the hunger for new holiday destinations is growing, so is the interest in local cuisines and traditional recipes. If you're planning to travel around Central … Continue reading Searching for A Taste of Slovakia
It was a week of exploration and discoveries, sublime food and new friendships. At the beginning of September last year my daughter Monika was married to a wonderful man, and they had chosen Villa Medicea di Lilliano in beautiful Tuscany as a location for their wedding. For me and some others from our family it … Continue reading What Slovak and Italian cuisine have in common
You may have seen similar posts highlighting Slovak specialities on other websites, and surely some of them will suggest a slightly different choice, but there are Slovak dishes that will unfalteringly appear in all 'to try' lists. You're very likely to find these frequent flyers at the top of my selection, while there might be … Continue reading 10 delicacies to try in Slovakia
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
Not an easy question. Probably not the right one. Ask a Slovak and they would be at a loss. They would possibly name one or two dishes at best. Ask a foreigner who visited Slovakia, and they wouldn't be at such a loss. They know that our cooking does not possess the hallmarks of high … Continue reading What makes Slovak cuisine?