Syry (cheeses) are popular: Ostipok (salty sheep cheese), Parenica (semi-soft unripe, steamed cheese) and Vyprážaný Syr (fried cheese served with French fries and tartar sauce).
Meat dishes included Kielbassi, Vepřo-Knedlo-Zelo (Pork with dumplings and cabbage), Plnená Kapusta (stuffed cabbage), Goulash (beef or veal, potatoes, carrots, onions), pork, goose and sausages. Also popular with meals were Kochania (jellied pig’s feet) and Kapusta Ochutenie (sauerkraut relish).
Beverages included Kofola and Zincica (soft drinks), aperitifs, wine, beer, vodka and liqueurs.
Desserts included Zemlovka (fruit pudding), Babovka (pound cake), Palacinky (pancakes), Orechové Rožky (nut rolls), Torty (cakes), Palacinky (crepes), Cheregie (deep fried desserts), Bublanina (cherry or blueberry squares), Kolachky (filled squares), Pretazeny Ornamentami (gingerbread) and Cukríky (candies).
For holidays and family occasions there were special dishes such as Palnina for Easter (veal loaf served cold, sliced or cubed) on a platter with other foods such as Cirek (Easter cheese), ham and Kielbassi. There was a Vianočné (Christmas bean dish), a Kyslá Hubová Polievka (sour mushroom soup) and even a Nové Matky Jačmeň Polievka (new mother’s barley soup).
SLOVAKIAN PREVIOUS POST ON ANOTHER BLOG OF MINE.
The Slovaks emigrated to western PA during the Oppressive Austro-Hungarian rule
- 1800's to 1950
- Settled in Pittsburgh lower Homestead area
- Families in area took in boarders
- They were referred to as "Hunkies"
- Millworkers, train loaders and worked in cinder pits
- Hard workers
- Roman Catholic & some Orthodox
- Straka's Bar (Ann Street now)
- potato dumplings
- Kolbassi (several spellings)
- piroghy (several spellings)
- stuffed cabbage
Below at bottom of page are LOTS of Slovakian and Czechoslovakian