Slovak pirohy

Pirohy are the Slovak variation of “dumplings” made with an unleavened dough, wrapped around a savory or sweet filling, and cooked in boiling water. They can also be pan-fried before serving. You can find dumpling variations in nearly every culture: Russian vareniki, Italian ravioli, and Korean mandu. Recipes for dumplings also appeared in ancient Roman […]

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From cooking for the Czech Olympic Team to living the American dream

The local magazine “Mountain Town: Breckenridge” recently published an article which recognized her work and named her: the “Best Baker on the Mountain”. Let us present you this successful entrepreneur, Ema Landis, the owner and executive pastry chef of Mom’s Baking Co., in Breckenridge. KITnDO: Can you introduce yourself, Ema, and tell us how you […]

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BUBLANINA (Fruit Coffee Cake)

“Bublanina” is a light sponge cake with seasonal fruits, typical in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The word “bublanina” comes from the Czech or Slovak word for bubble, probably because the batter bubbles up around the fruit. I like this cake very much because together with apple strudel, it reminds me of my family and […]

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Return to the motherland

Her kindness and cooking talent have inspired many in the Slovak community living in the USA, where she’s known as: “Cooking Baking Danda“. We’re pleased to have interviewed 92-year-old Ms. Darina, who lived in California for the last 25 years but recently returned to her native country. KITnDO: Was the pandemic the main reason you […]

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The emergence of food survival guide for expats

Today we interviewed Estelle, well known among French foodies living in the US, for whom she simplifies the life, literally! She shares her experience from cooking with the ingredients her new country has to offer, so her compatriots do not have to go through the same hassles of trials and errors. KITnDO: To start, can […]

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American Expats in the UK: Tips, Testimony and Guidance

About 200,000 Americans are living all over the United Kingdom – most in the capital city of London, England.  With both countries having such close ties to each other, it makes sense that thousands choose the UK as home. I personally lived in South London for about three years with my dual-citizen husband, and we […]

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Interview: What’s It Like Being an Expat in South Africa With a Toddler?

In our series presenting different experiences of expats all over the globe, let us introduce you to Tushita, who is hailing from India and living actually with her family in Johannesburg, South Africa. As she shared with us when we first chatted, the decision to move and to explore the ‘unknown’ has surprised her! She […]

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