Here’s a list of interesting sites pertaining to Slovakia, the Czech republic, our cuisine, travel and traditions. If you know other sites that should be included, please send me an email or leave a comment.

Recipe Pages

Cold Smoking meat preservation article
Bohemian Cooking Book by Marie Blaha Pearson
Z lásky k vareniu (from the love of cooking), in Slovak
Recepty z Indie (recipes from India), Slovak girl blogging from India since 2002
Na Tanieri, Slovak food blog containing many Slovak recipes
Zoom Yummy, many Slovak recipes in English with beautiful photos collection of Christmas treats (in Slovak) (great Czech website with a ton of video recipes)
Contemporary Pierogi
Cooking For Engineers (a great photo-recipe website)
Pauline’s Cookbook
Emperor’s Crumbs
Hungarian Girl (recipes and Hungarian culture)

Czech/Slovak Clubs near Washington, D.C.

Southside Virginia Czech Slovak Heritage Association
Slovak meetup group
Czech meetup group
Slovak American Society of Washington
Sokol Washington

Czech/Slovak Clubs and Events Elsewhere

Phillips Wisconsin Czechoslovak Festival
Czech Events and Cultural Resources
Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (Minnesota)
Canadian Slovak (Kanadský Slovák, Ontario, CA)
Sokol Detroit (Detroit, MI)
St. Cyril and Methodius Slovak Catholic Church (Sterling Heights, MI)
Slovak Heritage & Folklore Society International (SH&FSI)
Czech and Slovak Club (in Kansas City)
Pittsburgh Area Slovak Folk Ensemble (PÁS)
American Slovak Club (in Lorain, OH)
Slovaks in Chicago
Slovak American Cultural Society of the Midwest
Nebraska Czechs
American Czech-Slovak Cultural Club (in North Miami)
Slovak House (in Toronto, Canada)
Czech and Slovak Association (Boston)
Slovak and Czech American Farmers Club (Highstown, NJ)
Slovak-American Cultural Foundation (headquartered in Mundelein, IL)


Lucina Folklore Ensemble (Cleveland, OH)
Veselica Folklore Ensemble (Chicago, IL)

Slovak Goodies

Slovak and Czech Spa Wafers (oblatky)
Carpatia Sausage (Artisan sausage factory in Washington state) (Slovak travel guides and on-line bookstore)
JM Import
SlovCzech Varieties
Smoked Hungarian Sausages
Nut and Poppy Rolls
Really delicious Walnut and Poppy Seed rolls
Slovak Import Company
Czech and Slovak Groceries (mail order in the UK).

Slovakia Travel

Castles in Slovakia on
Slovakia Gourmet Tours
Treasure Tours with Helene Cincebeaux
Travel Slovakia, Slovak tour operators

Country Info

Genealogy Research Strategies
Historical maps of Europe
Farm in Slovakia, blog by folks living on a Slovak farm since 2008, info about various regions in Slovakia
Official Travel Site
Come to Slovakia (great site but many years out of date)
Slovakia tourist guide and country facts
Slovakia – Heart of Europe
Vlado’s Virtual Photo Gallery
Beautiful photos of the Tatras

News and Updates

Slovak TV
Slovaci vo Svete (Slovaks in the World), program on Slovak Radio International
Radio Slovakia USA, programming from New York, in Slovak
The Daily Daily Slovak News in English
The Slovak Spectator
CzechMate Diary
Portal for Slovaks living abroad (in Slovak) (in Slovak)
Czech and Slovak Community News

Slovak (and Czech) Restaurants in USA

Sand Castle Winery in Erwinna, PA, owned by Slovaks
Monastery Restaurant (in Norfolk, VA)
Kolache House Bakery (in Fredericksburg, VA)
Chef Henry’s (in Longwood, FL)
Tabor i(n Portland, OR)
Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden (New York City)
Club 21, NYC
Milan’s Restaurant (in New York City)
Koliba Restaurant (in Astoria, New York City)
Czech and Slovak Restaurants in Chicago
There is also an extensive list at
Know other restaurants? Please let me know.

Slovak Restaurants in Slovakia

Salaš Krajinka near Ružomberok, specializing in the making of traditional Liptov cheeses.
Salaš Zbojská, salaš (shepherd house) and traditional restaurant near Brezno
Koliba u Sv. Krištofa, traditional restaurant just outside of Banská Bystrica
Žlté Piesky my dad’s restaurant in Banská Bystrica (currently under renovation)

Language Practice

Slovak translation service
Beginner Slovak Language Lessons (by Marek Hlavac)
Akademia Slovenčiny, Slovak language course in Bratislava
Discussion forum on