Category Archives: Food

Slovak Cookbook – Submission Deadline extended to July 6th

Dear Members and Friends, Do you or a family member make a Slovak dish that people always seem to want the recipe for? What Slovak entrée, side dish, bread, or dessert is always on the table at holidays and gatherings? Is there a family recipe that has been passed down through oral tradition, that you […]

Friday Lenten Dinners at Epiphany Church in Annandale (2/28-4/3/2020)

Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church 3410 Woodburn Road Annandale, VA 22003 Lenten Dinners will begin on Friday, February 28th in the Parish Center of Epiphany Church will be held each Friday until April 3rd. Carry out begins at 4 PM. Dine in from 5-7 PM. The menu includes a choice of one of […]

SASW Cookbook Project: Send Us Your Family Recipes!

Cooking is a huge part of our culture in the Slovak community–it seems like everybody and their Baba has a recipe to share! Over the next few months, the Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. (SASW) will be compiling its own recipe book to share with members, families, and friends. After printing, the cookbook will […]

Slovak and East European Food Providers

Here are providers of Slovak and Eastern European food in the local Washington, DC area as well as few online sources. Markets Polish Market 431 Maple Avenue West Vienna, VA 22180 (703) 261-6385 https://www.polishmarketviennavirginia.com Products: Kiełbasa, pierogi, Gołąbki (stuffed cabbage), Pickles and Sauerkraut, Kosciusko Mustard, Farmers Cheese, Pączki (Polish doughnuts), Makowiec (poppy seed cake), Żywiec […]

Slovak Easter Traditions: Hrudka Cheese

Hrudka is custard-type cheese that is part of a traditional Easter basket for Slovaks and other Slavic groups. Hrudka is made by gently simmering a mixture of milk, eggs and sugar until firms curds are formed, straining the mixture through cheesecloth and letting the curds from into a ball. Hrudka has a bland, sweet taste […]

Slovak Easter Traditions: Paska Bread

Paska is a Slovak bread that is traditionally eaten during Easter.  It is often the centerpiece of the traditional Easter basket that is blessed on Easter Sunday.  A traditional basket usually contains smoked meats, sausage, butter, hrudka (a sweet custard-like cheese), bread, salt, horseradish and pysanky eggs.  Since Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians fast during Lent, […]