Now let’s talk food because at the end of that day, that is exactly what we’re here for. Winter is a time of comfort and warmth and our experience of food lends itself to that. Some researchers talk of our primitive impulses that promote us to stockpile calories for the Winter ahead, the old “chipmunk” instinct.
Then add that holiday feeling and many nostalgic food experiences come to the fore. It’s not as exciting to eat a cold salad on a cold day but it is natural to crave crabs. But lest we never forget that all important protein. So may we recommend some unique cultural foods that can assist with that carb craving?
Slovakia was a land of simple living, by people who spent their days working in the fields or watching after sheep in the mountains, so cuisine evolved from ingredients people grew in their gardens, or from the products of the animals they raised. And this is exactly where Lángos was born.
The name comes from “lang” meaning flame in Hungarian so traditionally it was baked in the front of a brick oven close to the flames. Today this flatbread is deep fried so it has a different but equally delicious flavour. The dough is made from flour, yeast, salt and water. Variations include adding sour cream, yoghurt or mashed potato, all depending on your tastebuds.