Paulo Otero

© Karol Pichler & Paulo Otero

Karol Pichler is one of the first members and „regulars“ of the Facebook group One Globe – One Meal – One Day & Manny Cooks. The concept of the group is based on cooking one meal on certain subject every Sunday. Then the group members post the pictures of the dishes and sometimes share the recipes and tips. We are mainly Slovaks and those ones who live abroad, but you can also find different nationalities there.

Karol is a Slovak artist and lives in Rio de Janeiro at the moment. His presentation of food has always been outstanding. It is simply an art cooking.

© Karol Pichler & Paulo Otero

© Karol Pichler & Paulo Otero

One Sunday, the topic subject was Cheese. Everybody made or cooked some dish with cheese. Basically, we did all sorts of meals (soups, pasta, quiche… ), it just had to contain or be based on the cheese. Karol made Brasilian cheese balls BOLINHOS DE QUEIJO considered as petiscos (appetiser, snack). They are very popular in Brazil and you can also filled the balls with cod or with different types of meat, e.g. chicken, carne-de-sol (heavily salted beef, which is cured on the sun for one or two days) etc.

© Karol Pichler & Paulo Otero

© Karol Pichler & Paulo Otero

The concept line was Language Game – dedicated to Ludwig Wittgenstein that consists of taking a cheese ball to your mouth and playing with it until melted. Very important fact for the understanding is that the word „language“ means also „tongue“ in the Slovak language (jazyk – jazyk), that’s why the name Language Game. And now we are getting to the point. The Karol‘s foodstyling was based on scrabble. Get inspired!

(Photos by Paulo Otero)

© Karol Pichler & Paulo Otero

Ingredients (for aprox. 30 balls)1 cup of water or chicken/vegetable broth / 1 tbsp of butter / 1/2 tsp of salt / pinch of freshly ground black pepper / 1 cup of all purpose flour / 125g of Gouda or any type of a hard cow cheese, cut into cubes or grated

For deep-frying: 1 egg / 1 tbsp of mik / breadcrumbs / oil

Preparation method:

  1. For the dough, put the cup of water in a pan.
  2. Add the butter, salt, pepper and bring it to boil.
  3. Add the flour and mix well with a wooden spoon until the dough is smooth.
  4. Let it cool down for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Now you can continue in two ways. One way is using the cheese cubes. In this case, take a tablespoon of dough and flatten it in your palm. Put a small piece of the cheese in the middle of the dough and roll it into a ball.
  6. If you decide for the grated cheese variation, add the grated cheese to the cooled dough and mixed well all together before you start to shape the balls.
  7. For deep-frying, beat an egg in a bowl, add the milk, salt and pepper. Put the breadcrumbs in another bowl.
  8. Dip the balls in the egg and then coat them in the breadcrumbs.
  9. Deep-fry the balls in hot oil until golden brown all over.
  10. Put the balls on a paper towel to get rid off the oil.
  11. Style & serve the balls immediately.
© Karol Pichler & Paulo Otero
  1. John Sanders says:

    Good combination of philosophical questions and food. I do like it.

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