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Východná hosted sheep festivalPhoto

The nationwide shepherds’ feast – Ovenálie, with presentations of cheese and farm products, took place for the eighth time in the village Východná, in northern Slovakia, in mid-June. Compiled by Spectator staff , 19. Jun 2016, at 8:00

Nationwide shepherd's feast Ovenálie in Východná.
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Bulgarian recipes: Lamb risotto (video included)

Ingredients:and preparation Beata Balogová , 14. Apr 2014, at 0:00

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Bulgarian recipes: Kozunak (Easter cake) (video included)

Ingredients and preparation Beata Balogová , 14. Apr 2014, at 0:00

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Bulgarian recipes: Stewed lamb shoulder (video included)

Ingredients and preparation Beata Balogová , 14. Apr 2014, at 0:00

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Bulgarian recipes: Shopska salad (video included)

Ingredients and preparation Beata Balogová , 14. Apr 2014, at 0:00

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Bulgarian cuisine: Lamb, roses and red wineVideo

SISTERS Valeria and Isabela Hadjiyska, along with Tsvetelina Gencheva, the director of the Bulgarian elementary and high school in Bratislava, who wore a black blouse richly decorated with Bulgarian folk motifs,… Beata Balogová , 14. Apr 2014, at 0:00

Easter traditions are widely preserved and followed in Bulgaria.
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Belgian recipes: Cream of watercress soup

Ingredients (four people): bunch of watercress (rinsed), 1 medium-sized onion (diced), 3 small potatoes (diced), 40g butter, 1l vegetable or chicken stock, 10cl creme fraiche, 1 bay leaf (optional), nutmeg, salt and… Beata Balogová , 17. Mar 2014, at 0:00

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Belgian recipes: Pancakes Mikado

Ingredients (four people): 25cl of ‘Kriek’ (cherry beer), 125g wheat flour, 1 egg, vanilla sugar or freshly grated vanilla, dark Belgian chocolate. Beata Balogová , 17. Mar 2014, at 0:00

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Belgian recipes: Belgian endive salad with herring

Ingredients (four people): 4 Belgian endives, 8 herring filets, 1 apple, 1 medium-sized onion, parsley, chervil, 1 egg yolk, oil, vinegar, lemon juice, pepper, salt, 1/2 tsp mustard, 1 tbsp creme fraiche. Beata Balogová , 17. Mar 2014, at 0:00

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Belgian recipes: Flemish beef stew cooked in beer

Ingredients (four-six people): 1.5 kg boneless stew meat (cut into small cubes), 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, 2 tbsp flour, 4 tbsp butter, 3 large onions thinly sliced, 60cl Belgian rich, dark and… Beata Balogová , 17. Mar 2014, at 0:00

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Belgian ardour for 'liquid bread'Video

THE BELGIAN passion for beer is neither accidental nor fleeting. A country of 11 million people, spanning 30,000 square kilometres, Belgium has 150 breweries which produce 1,100 varieties of beer, says Christian… Beata Balogová , 17. Mar 2014, at 0:00

Belgian Ambassador Christian Lepage.
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French cuisine: Cooking - an act of pleasure and artVideo

FOR THE FRENCH a meal is much more than just nutrition for the body. Cooking in France has been transformed into a culinary discourse, involving history, philosophy and art. Beata Balogová , 10. Mar 2014, at 0:00

French Ambassador Didier Lopinot and his wife Elisabeth Lopinot selected recipes with history.
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French recipes: Bourdaloue Tart

Ingredients and preparation Beata Balogová , 10. Mar 2014, at 0:00

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French recipes: Chicken Marengo

Ingredients: 1 whole chicken, peeled potatoes, 20g flour, 500g mushrooms, 1 onion, 2 shallots, a clove of garlic, a bunch of mixed herbs (thyme, laurel), a glass of dry white wine, 40g butter, 3 tbsp olive oil. Compiled by Spectator staff , 10. Mar 2014, at 0:00

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Irish cuisine: A shared potato traditionVideo

YOU would rarely find an Irishman who hates potatoes, said Anne-Marie Callan, making Irish cuisine instantly appealing to Slovaks who appreciate their own potato-based food traditions. Beata Balogová , 24. Feb 2014, at 0:00

Irish Ambassador Anne-Marie Callan (l) and Bróna Ní Mhuirí had fun when cooking together.

Irish recipes: Lemon buttered leek parcels

Ingredients: 12 leeks, 2 cups (400ml) chicken or vegetable bouillon, 3 tbsp butter, 2 tbsp lemon juice. Beata Balogová , 24. Feb 2014, at 0:00

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Irish recipes: Organic Irish leg of lamb

Ingredients: leg of lamb weighing 2.5kg, 1 garlic bulb, 1 bunch rosemary, 1 tbsp vegetable oil, 1 onion cut into quarters, 1 glass red wine (about 150ml), 1.2l beef or lamb stock. Beata Balogová , 24. Feb 2014, at 0:00

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Irish recipes:Colcannon

Ingredients: 1 small savoy cabbage, 55h Irish butter, 900g-1.3kg potatoes, 250ml full cream milk, 2 scallions (spring onions) – optional. Beata Balogová , 24. Feb 2014, at 0:00

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Irish recipes: Irish Whiskey cocktail

Ingredients: 50ml Irish Whiskey, 100ml cranberry juice, wedge of fresh lime, wedge of fresh tangerine. Beata Balogová , 24. Feb 2014, at 0:00

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Irish recipes: Boxty potato cakes

Ingredients: 900g mashed potatoes, 2 tbsp plain flour, 1-2 eggs, 30-55g butter, creamy milk or cream, 1 tbsp chopped parsley and chives (mixed), seasoned flour, salt, pepper, butter or olive oil for frying. Beata Balogová , 24. Feb 2014, at 0:00

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