Book Spines

Notice anything strange about this picture? And no, I don’t mean the slightly random selection of books. Do you find your head bobbing from side to side? I’m not sure when I first noticed, but the spines of Slovak books are all wrong. Well, actually, I’ve been here so long that it’s the English ones which are starting to look …

Lovely Lovely Tortillas!

Not long before I came to live in Slovakia, I spent a couple of months travelling in Mexico, Guatemala and America. There were so many great things about that holiday, but, to those of you who know me, it will come as no surprise that the food was one of the highlights. My memory of those days is pretty impressionistic …

Pasties!

If there’s one thing missing from Slovak cuisine, it’s the combination of pastry and meat, best exemplified by the wonderful Cornish Pasty: I found a couple of packets of ‘Lidl Deluxe’ rump steak in the reduced section (10 euros for a total of 800g). I made steak and chips with the first packet, and couldn’t decide whether the second one …