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

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

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

BEGINNING OF LENT

Officially, Lent started on Ash Wednesday, I am starting it today with usual Sunday cooking with my favourite Facebook group One Globe One Meal One Day & Many Cooks as the topic is Quiche. Forty days without meat and alcohol. I have never done it before, let’s see if I manage. So please do not expect any … 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

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

FRAUENABEND

My flatmate Elisa and I use to organise „Frauenabends“ (girl’s evenings) from time to time in our apartment. We invite our friends and man are not allowed to participate. The basic rule is that each of the invited girls makes one meal. That night’s menu consisted of Houmous, Savoury Parmesan Tartlets, Papas a la Huancaína, … Continue reading

A LITTLE STOP IN PRAGUE

As my trip to Tuscany had been unfortunately cancelled, I decided to visit Prague for few days on my way back home. Therefore I somehow did not manage to visit special places or restaurants. But I am the lucky one, have many friends there and one of them is a really great cook. Michal is a photographer and … Continue reading

POTATO PANCAKES

This is one of the traditional meals in Slovakia. You can know it like „potato rösti“, too. This is not the healthiest  dish, but it is easy to make and very delicious. And I mean DELICIOUS! I remember platsky, how we call it in Slovakia, from my childhood and do not know any person who … Continue reading

STUFFED PEPPERS WITH TOMATO SAUCE & GRILLED POLENTA-PARMIGIANO DUMPLINGS

This is one of my most favourite summer dishes of my childhood. I have just upgraded it as I usually do with all recipes. The origin recipe is based on the mixture of pork and beef , I prefer beef, lamb or mixture and originally you cook the peppers in the tomato sauce, I prefer … Continue reading

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