The best known Slovak soup is kapustnica, a hearty cabbage
soup with smoked pork sausage that often contains mushrooms,
and sometimes plums, especially during Christmas. This soup
is also served at weddings. It is also perfect to cure away
the chill on a cold day.
Another typical Slovak soup is fazuova polievka, which is
made of beans and root vegetables such as carrots and parsley.
Sometimes, smoked pork is added.
While in Slovakia, be sure to try cesnakova polievka, a garlic
soup usually cooked in chicken broth with parsley and egg,
Lunkovarolka Chrenovou Penou
A typical Slovak appetizer know as lunkova rolka chrenovou
penou, which is a slice of ham stuffed with horseradish flavoured
cream. Is delicious to be eaten during the hot season, as
the cream which is stuffed in the pastry is cold.
This is another famous appetizers of the Slovaks. Done in
a pastry dough. then flavored with paprika and served with
bread. Eaten during festivals or occasions.
Alcohol is an integral part of dining in Slovakia. The most
popular before dinner drink in Slovakia is slivovica, a brandy
made of plums. Many like to start their dinner with Borovieka,
a juniper berry brandy. This drink will appear quite strong,
for those non drinkers.