The Rich Tradition: Episode 8 Slovakia



The Slovaks retain their tradition of the senior  matrons of the community educating the young girls through singing and play acting. Elisabeth Luard's time among the Slovaks starts with the ceremony, traditions and foods for welcoming a new baby into the community. She spends time watching a traditional puppet show in a basement theatre in town, before going back to the countryside for a village wedding.

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In Revisiting "The Rich Tradition", Elisabeth Luard gives an updated introduction to the video series based on European Peasant Cookery. Other episodes in The Rich Tradition include: the Island of Mull; Andalucia in southern SpainThe Ruthines of Slovakia; Mediterranean Seafood; Provence in FranceHollandSweden; the Black Forest in GermanyHungary; Friuli in Italy; Cork in IrelandLent and Easter in Eastern Europe; and the bonus episode Home from the Sea in Tangier, Morocco.

Anne Dolamore talks to Elizabeth Luard watch here

Elisabeth Luard reads an extract from European Peasant Cookery, her book on which "The Rich Tradition" was based.

Elisabeth Luard reads extracts from her latest book Squirrel Pie (and other stories) Adventures in Food Across the Globe.

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