gipsy food festival

A few weeks ago I was approached by my good friend Vladislava, who established a civic association called Divé maky (Wild Poppies ) some years ago, to participate in the Gipsy Food Festival which takes place in my hometown of Bratislava. The Wild Poppies support talented Gipsy children. On the Gipsy Week, there are many activities, … Continue reading

yeah, babe, i like it raw!

„Shimmy Shimmy Ya!“ But I’m talking about a tartare. I mean salmon tartare. Salmon tartare with avocado sorbet.  a v o c a d o  s o r b e t Ingredients: 110g caster sugar / 110ml water / 4 avocados, cut in half, peeled, stones removed / 4 tbsp lime juice / 4 tbsp chopped fresh coriander / ½ tsp … Continue reading

a summer soup refreshment

I’m back on the blogging track after two months of travelling around and working. I have had to come up with some summer refreshment these hot days. On my visit of Slovakia I got a cook book from my friend Daska – Chef at the Palace by Jaroslav Zidek, one of my most favourite Czech … Continue reading

kamala phoolkopi

One of my best birthday presents I got was the Phaidon’s INDIA COOKBOOK by Pushpesh Pant. It contains 1000 recipes and could be easyly renamed to the Indian Cooking Bible. I had worked at an Indian grocery, therefore my relationship to the Indian food is very deep. The recipe – CAULIFLOWER WITH ORANGES – is originated … Continue reading

fresh, clear, well seasoned perspective

It’s a Sunday morning and raining. It’s been ages I cooked with my fellows in One Globe • One Meal • One Day & Many Cooks. This weekend theme has been Ratatouille. Perfect! I can kill two birds with one stone – to participate in the event, and having a new post on my blog. … Continue reading

I AM A CHILLI GIRL

Once my mum told me a story how I had become a fan of chilli. I was 2 or 3 years old. My father was eating something with hot peppers and I asked for some. My mum almost got heart attack and wanted to stop my father. Despite of that, he gave me a piece … Continue reading

LATIN FLAVOUR

It was New Year’s afternoon and my spontaneous surprising guests from Prague and I decided to go to our favourite Korean place in Berlin, but it was closed. After heavy thinking (you can imagine the hard work after the New Year’s party), I recalled a Peruvian restaurant where my flat mate goes with her Uruguayan boyfriend every … Continue reading

CHRISTMAS FOOD NIRVANA

This year I had really different Christmas holiday. I spent it at my friends‘ place and cooked for eight people. That was a big challenge. Not because of the number of people, but because I decided to prepare some dishes I have never made before. Goose liver and roast goose were totally new for me. … Continue reading

XMAS GIFTS WITHOUT STRESS

In 2011 I have decided to do things differently. I have tried to keep the promise, I gave to myself in the beginning of the year, during the Christmas time as well. So I didn’t run around the shops to get presents, but I have made them. These four delicious presents don’t take more than … Continue reading

IT’S A STEW TIME, BABE!

I am in Prague after visiting my parents in the countryside of Czech Republic. The sun is shining here and the weather forcast is showing 4º C and rain in my hometown Berlin. Hell yeah, it’s a stew time, babe! SOMERSET STEW WITH CHEDDAR & PARSNIP MASH Ingredients: 1 tbsp oil / 1 onion, finely chopped / 1 … Continue reading

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