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Old 04-23-2010, 11:38 PM   #1
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Lubos From Slovakia

Howdy folks,

My name is Lubos and I am totally new here - surprise!

About a year ago I started my blog where I post illustrated recipes from the country where I was born, Slovakia. I only got into cooking not too long ago. Basically I got tired of eating the same sandwichy stuff all the time, and began to miss the tasty food my grandma stuffs me with when I visit her. I don't have any formal cooking training at all, but so far no disasters. Still I am hoping to learn a bunch from you. And hopefully also let more people know about Slovak cuisine. It's not exactly well known around the world, which is a huge shame. It's so good!

I live in Virginia, near Washington, D.C. and work in the aerospace industry.

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Old 04-24-2010, 08:09 AM   #2
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Welcome to DC, Lubos. Ever been to Presov? For some Eeastern European ingredients, you might find Bende's website to be of interest.
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Old 04-24-2010, 08:44 AM   #3
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ahoj and vitajte, lubos.

i'm looking forward to your authentic slovakian recipes, and i'll help you with whatever i can, americansky style.

my mother-in-law's family lives in kosice. someday, i hope to ski the visoky tatry, if we're able to go for a visit. have you ever been there?
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:25 AM   #4
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Thanks! You know, I can't remember, which probably means not. Do you have relatives out there? I hope to make it to the Spis region (which is nearby) in the near future and check out the Spis Castle - one of the largest castle ruins in Europe...
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:29 AM   #5
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@Bill: What is Bende's website? I didn't find any members by that name...

@Tom: Oh, you will enjoy them! Kosice is a pretty neat town. I was out there few years back for the Kosice Marathon - the second oldest in the world, after Boston. It's run as two laps, and I finished the first lap, just as the lead Kenyans were completing the whole thing. Nuts! I am originally from Banska Bystrica, smack in the middle of the country. It's in the foothills of the Low Tatras (Nizke Tatry), so that was my main playground. But I have been to the High Tatras (Visoke Tatry) too, but never to ski. If you get a chance to go in the summer, go check out Strbske Pleso. It's this beautiful crystal clear mountain lake (tarn).
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Long ago. My grandparents were from Kapusany and Kosice.
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:38 AM   #7
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:38 PM   #8
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Thanks! Just checked out the salami selection and they look exactly like the sausages back home...
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During December through February I order 3 or 4 large Csabai and 6 or so smoked becon. The salami lasts for about a year (refrigerated). The becon is heavily smoked and has an even longer shelf life. Sliced thinly the becon makes a nice sandwich on crusty bread. Their canned Kapusta is quite good but the cost of shipping makes it expensive.
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Would be nice to see your recipe for Halupki.
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