Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Sojourn in Slovakia: Day 5 (Part 3)

Ján and Emilia welcomed us into their home and had some refreshments waiting. Some open faced sandwiches, tea, and delicious nut, poppyseed, and cheese rolls freshly made by Emilia.


Above photos: Andy Rabatin

Of course we also had some wine to toast to rodina (family).

After we visited for awhile we were then treated to more homemade Slovak dishes--chicken soup and pirohy, again masterfully prepared by Emilia. She made my favorite kind of pirohy too--sweet cottage cheese. This was just the beginning where the food was concerned.



Above photos by Lisa Alzo

Here I was enjoying chicken soup and pirohy in a house on the Alzo homestead. I imagined my grandfather sitting in the one of the chairs watching over us and smiling the signature Alzo smile knowing that the family had finally come together on this special day.


to be continued...

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4 comments:

Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

This spread looks so good. Thank you for taking pictures of all the great food from your trip. I feel like I'm along for the ride.

Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

This spread looks so good. Thank you for taking pictures of all the great food from your trip. I feel like I'm along for the ride.

Michelle Goodrum said...

I've got goosebumps reading this!

Sonja said...

Lisa, I love your trip to Slovakia, reminds me a lot of Poland, where I will soon be sending blog updates from. Love your blog!