Category Archives: Food & Drink

How to Butcher A Pig Like A Slovak

You can’t get much more Slovak than butchering a pig, as food blogger and photographer Naomi Hužovičová reveals…  In the dark of an early winter’s morning, Deduško (Grandpa) shuffles out into the cold. While the rest of the household is still sleeping, … Continue reading

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Days of Wine and Horses… Château Topolčianky

First, you have to imagine what a month or more of snow on the ground is like – easy enough for you Central and far-North Europeans but for the rest of us (me included until this January-February), not so easy. … Continue reading

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Slovak Sweets & Snacks

It doesn’t sound a bad job, right? A lady who goes by the name of Emmy Eats… going around Europe, tasting all their different junk food… (how is she still so slim?) Well, Slovak sweets and snacks can throw up … Continue reading

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Modra’s Hotel of Ceramics

I like a hotel to reflect, subtly but with pride, the culture of the place it’s in. And Modra, a beguiling town famous for its beautiful pottery, wine and colourful 19th-century townhouses, is touchingly showcased in its best hotel, sitting … Continue reading

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Top Ten Best Things About Life in Slovakia

We turn away from tourism, for a minute, on this blog, to focus on life. Life in Slovakia is a topic generally less known about even than tourism here – at least to the foreign/English-speaking world – so this is … Continue reading

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Drinking Like A King: Visiting the Tokaj Wine Cellars of the Far East

Mmm. Culinary adventures. What better way to explore than one which has as its motive the discovery of a food or drink? I don’t just say this for my own palate’s sake. In a country I care about, it is … Continue reading

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At the Sign of the White Mouse

I’m British. OK, English… But when I need a pick-me-up it’s not a cup of tea that does it for me (unfortunate; Slovakia has just about every type of tea you could ever hope to drink). It’s not an ale … Continue reading

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Our Centenary Post: (Poetical) Thoughts on Slovakia, 2000 to the Present

We all spend a lot of time on the outside looking in. Little by little, Englishmaninslovakia is getting to know what it’s like to be on the inside of Slovakia looking out. And for a foreigner, that’s no easy task. … Continue reading

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Top Ten Quintessential Slovak Foods and Drinks

It’s been a long time in coming but here, after much consideration, is my top ten of quintissential Slovak foods/drinks. I use the word quintissential to convey unique or semi-unique to Slovakia culinary delights, so these are ranked with uniqueness as … Continue reading

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Fried Cheese Friday

Friday afternoon; I have my ticket from the sour-faced woman in Vinohrady station; I’m waiting on the broken platform with a view of vineyards in spring bloom; there’s a groan and a clank and a sound a bit like what … Continue reading

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