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25 Jul Best Ways to Eat on Maui

If you are reading this you either made it or are planning to make it into paradise. Lucky you. Lucky us, because thanks to the generosity of my in-laws, this is the fifth time we've been here. There are a lot of fun activities to enjoy or even hurt yourself, but because this is a food blog, let's talk food. The first time we visited I was a bit paranoid, because Maui is not cheap and I wanted to avoid tourist...

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04 Oct Celebrating EC Bday with a Meter Cake!

It is here. It is exactly one year since we had the crazy idea to eliminate our free time and start this blog. Yes, I remember very fondly the time when we were playing with templates and arguing over what are we going to publish on our blog. Our mission was and still is to introduce Central European food to the rest of the world. We try to recreate Hungarian, Slovak, and Czech recipes in an American environment (more so...

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21 Sep Fun with fusion – going Off the Grid in San Francisco

Street food is the soul of the nation. It is true all over the world, except the USA. In Fort Mason, overlooking the San Francisco Bay, national identification merges with the scenery. Let me back up a little bit. It is 2006 and I am visiting California. My in-laws respect my obsession with food and they love to show me fancy eateries. And I reciprocate, since I love to try them. It may have been a bit shocking for them when...

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29 Jul On-the-go bars for travelling with kids

With our respective families 6000 miles apart, one thing Valerian and I have done together a lot is travel. And with two kids added to the mix now, we arm ourselves seriously when we head out to the airport: books, toys, changes of clothes, and of course, snacks. Lots and lots of snacks. When your kids start to get squirrely, sometimes a treat that would normally be off-limits is just what you need to get through the last hours of...

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05 Jun What happened?

Most of the blogs on the "internets" start with a burst of enthusiasm but at the end of the day they end up with 5-10 posts and then they die. We have more then 10 posts --  we can't die! So what really happened? Well, the usual human stuff. We got too busy with moving and getting used to a new life. We still cook almost every day. The thing is, moving to California opened new ideas and we love to...

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