Category Archives: Food & Drink

An Easy Bryndza Recipe

Bryndza, the tart, tangy sheep’s cheese that forms one of the backbones of Slovak cuisine, can be used in a variety of dishes – most famously, of course, in the national dish Bryndzové Halušky (potato dumplings with sheep’s cheese, to … Continue reading

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How I Fell in Love With Duck Fat

It started a few months back. My girlfriend, you see, is a big fan of duck fat. She always has been. She told me lyrical stories about what a great and tasty thing it was. My initial reaction was horror, … Continue reading

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Wine Tasting in Trnava

Yet again, I managed to miss the Days of Open Cellars in Svätý Jur this year. They don’t exactly advertise themselves well. Neither do any of the events taking place on what is known as the Small Carpathians Wine Route … Continue reading

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Bratislava Day Trip: Svätý Jur

An icy, but brilliantly sunny winter’s day: and where to roam from Bratislava when you wake up, well, reasonably late? You want to get out into the countryside, but you also don’t have so many hours before darkness falls again, … Continue reading

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Making Šulance

OK, so this may not look like the Šulance hardcore Slovak-ophiles are accustomed to. But that’s because it’s made not with homemade plum jam like they use in a typical Slovak household, but sweetened stewed plums which, being chunky, rather dominate … Continue reading

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