Mangalore : The Department of Food Science & Technology of St. Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangalore witnessed a workshop of a different kind. Three visitors from Slovakia were here to demonstrate their cuisine. This rose to an International Workshop on Slovakia Cuisine for which the resource persons were Fr. Mario, Ms Iveta and Ms Lenka. Slovakia cuisine varies from region to region and is basically influenced by the traditional cuisine of its neighbours.
The cuisine is traced to the times when majority of the villagers lived self- sufficiently in villages with limited food and with no means of food preservation and processing. Fr Mario mentioned that the cuisine is basically based on staple foods that stand the hot summers and cold winters, such as wheat, potatoes, milk and milk products, pork, sauerkraut and onions.
Fr Mario demonstrated the making of Zemiakove Placky, which are Potato Pancakes fried in oil. With the same ingredients was made Zemiakova Baba- Harula which is a baked item. The students had their hands busy into making the Zemiakova Sulance- Potato Dumplings that’s boiled and seasoned with a sweet coating of butter, sugar and bread crumbs.
A quick soup made of potatoes was also shown by Ms. Lenka, who was keen on triggering the taste buds of every individual present at the workshop. The recipes made were extremely tasty although made from basic simple ingredients.