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Steamed radishes with amaranth, cottage cheese and parsley foam

  Originally I wanted to cook up a mushroom called Morel, but as often happens, the few weeks that I was looking for them in the forests around Bratislava and Nove Zamky, my mushroom gathering capabilities and luck, I just had a nice walk around. Sh*tty mushrooms, as I say. I gave up. It was a challenge,  then I remembered my friend who I laughed at me every time we went for a” mushroom hunt”, he always said that  I’m so blind that I will not find a mushroom, even when I step on it. Well, what now, I complained on Saturday to my mother that I hiked & walked kilometers of the woods near Danube and nothing. While mushroom pickers reported first ones in early March. Then she told me that in the spring instead of mushrooms my great-grandmother prepared steamed radish. In this period we had small ground greenhouses in the garden where we grew red radishes and spring onions very early in the spring. And those are the spring flavors that I’ve …

Bean sauce with vanilla

Bean sauce was always one the favorites next to a potato one in our family. Yes I mean “canteen sauce” but we never used this word at home. Maybe it was caused by the influence of school cantina where canteen sauce meant thick, salty and floury cement. Here I want to say hello to school canteen chef Mrs Csipakova, I remember her well. In this spirit, from now on I will use a word sauce. I loved to eat it cold. For me it was a kind of spring refreshment after a cold winter. This time I tried to refresh this dish using vanilla which reminds me of fresh milky deserts and gives a taste of a sun to beans. I didn’t give vanilla too much space just an amount which gives a nice contrast to vegetables with a bit of wine. I imagine pairing this meal with roasted duck or goose. To vegetables I steered a few drops of pumpkin and truffle oil. Truffle is either loved or hated there is no middle golden …

Melon : Asian ribs

Ribs 2 kg of pork ribs Handful of fresh coriander Sesame seeds Peanuts Chilli Marinade 2 tb.sp soy sauce 2 tb.sp sesame oil 1 large clove garlic 1 tb.sp grated ginger 1 tb.sp honey 3 spring onions 1 lime 1 chilli pepper Salt ground black pepper Baking sauce 2tb.spsoy sauce 2/2 tb.sp sesame oil 1 tb.sp honey 1 chili pepper 1 large garlic clove Using soy sauce, prepare a marinade, grate the ginger, add lime zest, finely chopped chili peppers, onion, garlic and coriander. Season with salt and ground black pepper. Stir well with a whisk and gradually add the sesame oil. Leave the ribs in the marinade for at least 2 hours in the cold. After several hours, put the sauce and ribs in a pot and pour some water to cover ribs and at least 1 cm above. Slowly cook on the middle heat until tender. Put the ribs on the tray. Prepare the baking sauce by mixing soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, chilies and garlic. Rub it in the ribs and bake …

Zuzina : Millionaire Chocolate Squares

During my weekend visit in Brno Zuzina baked A Cake. There is a reason why she is called Desertina. She prepared a caramel “bomb” which we could not finish with Melon. For me, it was the same experience like for someone who has no television and after a long time he sits down in front have the magic box. I couldn’t stop looking at the stretching caramel, as the amount I managed to burn in my life certainly affected the global statistics of burnt caramel. Zuzina bakes fantastic and her desserts can be found on her blog DEZERTÍNA. Dough base – body 100 g butter 175 g plain flour 50 g granulated sugar Caramel filling and chocolate topping 200 g granulated sugar 1/2 tea s. sea salt 4 tab. s golden syrup or honey 200 g butter 400 g condensed milk 200 g dark chocolate First step, heat the oven to 180 ° C. Rub the form you‘ll use to bake with butter. Dough base – body we prepare by mixing the flour with cold …

Melon : Pulled pork

2 kg pork shoulder S. sp mustard powder S. sp. salt S. sp. black ground pepper S. sp. garlic powder S. sp. dried onion S. sp. smoked paprika t.sp. cumin Olive oil (or lard) BBQ sauce 1 onion 3 garlics 1 chilli pepper 50 g butter 50 ml of olive oil 2 S. sp. sugar 1 S. sp mustard powder 2 S. sp Worchester 2 S. sp tomato paste 3 S. sp. soy sauce 3 S. sp wine vinegar 3 bay leaves ½ S. sp ground black pepper ½ S. sp smoked paprika salt 500 ml smoked pork broth   In a grill or pan fry the meat rapidly. We massage it with all the other ingredients. Then put in a heated oven at 120 ° C and bake slowly covered 6-7 hours. After this time uncover the meat and rub it with BBQ sauce. Rise the temperature to 220 ° C and cook 10 more minutes. Chop an onion and fry in olive oil and butter about 3 minutes, add the garlic and chilli. …

Cod with roses

Trees around started to turn yellow and blow became red. The air is cool, but the sun still warms nicely. In this period I prepare the winter garden. Today I cut roses. I remembered one summer fun with roses. Usually I find this flower as a symbol of love clichés. But in my world it has turned into a kitchen raw material that has woken up the old lab times. I gave it no love, I just picked it barbaric style and distill a rose water. In fact, in one book I have seen a combination of coconut, roses and fish. On the internet there is a quite a lot of videos on how to assemble pots and bowls to a simple kitchen distiller. Frankly, it is easier to buy water in the store, then to shave neighbor’s roses. So, the ultimate combination is made of a rose, coconut, mango, fennel and chilli sambal. I admit that I was initially scared of a number of ingredients – full book page- but in the end it …

About my passion, black and white color & food

Since my childhood I loved to watch old black and white movies. Later I changed to photography. I couldn’t get enough of black and white. During my studies in university I dedicated my time to documentary photo essays , as a student I had plenty of time. Time became pressios after my graduation and I photographed occasionally. My life changed, after a spontaneous food trip in Toscani and since that week I haven’t stopped cooking. I started to be interested in home cuisine and a family history which comes hand in hand with the food. Wanting to please close family and friends with food became my fetish. I love simple cuisine, quality ingredients which are the same as food porn from Thomas Keller and the food he serves in the book French Laundry. Marinated feta I love salads, especially since I have some digestive problems which occurred few months ago.I experiment with dressings and sometimes I find crazy combinations which with all the respect to the author end up in the toilette. Cuisine of India has showed me the intensity of heated spice and marinade preparation. A marinade …