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Blog: Slovak cuisine is boring and unimaginative

There, I said it. Now, before you start sending me vitriolic emails, please finish reading this post.

Dairy-free chocolate mousse. (Source: Thom Kolton)

Typical of Americans with “ethnic” roots, I grew up eating foods that my grandmother had brought with her from Osturňa: palacinky, holúbky, pirohy, chrústiky, makovník. These were the comfort foods that nourished and delighted me as a child. Once in Slovakia, I discovered bryndzové halušky and then, in Osturňa, knes.

Now living full-time in Slovakia, one would think that I have mastered all the classic Slovak recipes and lovingly prepare them for my guests. But I don’t. Why? Because I find Slovak cuisine boring and unimaginative.

There, I said it. Now, before you start sending me vitriolic emails, please finish reading this post.

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