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Nusskuchen – German nut cake – Német diós torta

A collection of international cake recipes from all over the world offering fascinating insights into their origins; this could be a short description of my newest cookbook, World’s Best Cakes by London chef Roger Pizey. The book has two extra perks for me: 1) the food photography was done by the talented Czech photographer Šárka Babická 2) it was a present from my son.

Teach

Parents share their thoughts – A szülők gondolatai

Sharing information about happenings in the classroom with parents is always a positive experience.  I’ve found this to be true in my Honors Precalculus, Intermediate Algebra, and Math Topics classes at Seattle Preparatory School, when I involved them in providing feedback to portfolios.

Plant, Travel

Tulip festival – Tulipánfesztivál

Tulip Festival!  What a concept!  Americans like to call a variety of events a festival.  For example, they plant fields and fields of tulips for getting tulip bulbs for the following year’s season, and they invite the public to view the magnificent fields of colorful flowers – this is called a festival.

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Liptauer: sheep cheese spread – Liptói juhtúrós körözött

Liptauer is a unique, piquant cheese spread made with paprika and caraway.  It originates from Central-Europe, more precisely from the region known until 1918 as the Austro-Hungarian Empire.  In these days, in Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Northern-Italy, or Serbia – just to name a few geographic locations – there are many variations of this spread, but no authentic recipe leaves out the sheep cheese known as bryndza.