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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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Vrátna Valley Basics – & Two Short Walks Around Chleb and Veľký Kriváň

If anyone were to ask me where they should go to get the most accessible and authentic slice of mountain life in Slovakia, factoring in the obligatory stupendous viewpoint and a hike to a classic wilderness hut dishing out hearty … Continue reading

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Bratislava Castle Restaurant

Slovak cuisine tastebud-tickling time. And this, primarily, for a friend who is Bratislava-bound soon after a lengthy time away, and has been asking me about classic places to eat really good Slovak food in Bratislava Old Town. On first examination, … Continue reading

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Krasňanská Kúria

If you were to ask me what was the best restaurant in Bratislava outside of the Old Town, my unequivocal answer would be the title of this post. If you were to ask me what the best restaurant in Bratislava … 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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Reštaurácia Furman, Piešt’any

Imagine it: the biting wind of a mid-winter afternoon, the dismalness of night-time already looming although there has barely been any daylight to speak of. Still, you’ve made the best of it and hiked into the hills, only to find … 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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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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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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