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

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

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

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

BOEUF BOURGUIGNON

I think it is a good idea to start this section with the film Julie & Julia and the Julia’s beef bourguignon. I have to admit that this film slightly inspired me. Not that I am going to cook according to the amazing Julia Child’s cooking book every day, but I have found it very … 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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