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

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

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

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