Slovakia Writing

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Posts in Slovakia Writing

  • bean soup (1 of 1)On the Slovaks and Their Soups: A Tastebud-Tingling Intro

    You do not have to linger long in Slovakia before the importance – and indeed, the bubbling aroma – of soup hits you. Hailed as a starter and gracing menus the country over in a dazzling array of flavours and forms, soup is up there as a key fixture of Slovak cuisine. Naomi Hužovičová, a ...

  • A Taste of Slovakia is one of the first books on Slovak cuisine available in English. Image by Jarmila HlavkováSpotlight On: Jarmila Hlavková, Author of the First Slovak Recipe Book to be Published in the English Language

    Slovakia is a land-locked country surrounded by five other bigger and historically more influential nations – the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Ukraine and Poland – and as in other respects, this has moulded the country’s culinary development. But whilst Slovak food may feature the pickled Czech cheese, Austrian schnitzel and Hungarian goulash, circumstances have conspired ...

  • The Jeopardy of Reunification: James Silvester on his Czecho-Slovak Thriller Escape to Perdition

    25 years on from the Velvet Revolution and a plan is afoot to reunify the Czech and Slovak Republics. Some – citing a shared heritage – are for, others – with darker motivations – are against. And thus the stage is set for Escape to Perdition, one of contemporary fiction’s bravest Czecho-Slovak-set novels. Its beauty is ...

  • img_1129-2Embers

    Somewhere, in an unspecified location in the wild Carpathians, an ageing General and his long-estranged friend Konrad are preparing for one final dinner together. It’s been 41 years since they last met up like this, and – one feels – the remoteness of the venue is far from the whole reason why such a large ...