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Bryndzové halušky is one of the national dishes in Slovakia.[1][2] This meal consists of halušky[3] (boiled lumps of potato dough similar in appearance to gnocchi[3][1][2]) and bryndza[3] (a soft sheep cheese[4]), optionally sprinkled with cooked bits of smoked pork fat/bacon.[3][1][2]

Bryndzové halušky
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Bryndzové Halušky with bacon
Place of originSlovakia
Main ingredientsHalušky, bryndza

Žinčica is traditionally drunk with this meal.[1] There is an annual Bryndzové Halušky festival in Turecká that features an eating contest.[5][6]

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  1. ^ a b c d Cravens, Craig Stephen (2006). Culture and customs of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 75. ISBN 0-313-33412-9. OCLC 67240291.
  2. ^ a b c Dunford, Lisa (2007). "Slovakia: Food & Drink". In Paul Smitz; Aaron Anderson; Steve Kokker; Brett Atkinson; Becca Blond (eds.). Lonely Planet Central Europe. Hawthorn, Victoria: Lonely Planet. p. 452. ISBN 1-74104-301-8. OCLC 85763619.
  3. ^ a b c d Sinkovec, Magdalena (2004). "Bryndzové Halušky / Potato Dumplings with 'Bryndza' Sheep Cheese and Bacon". Culinary Cosmic Top Secrets A Nato Cookbook. Lulu. pp. 115–16. ISBN 1-4116-0837-2.
  4. ^ "Cheese Description: Bryndza". Retrieved 1 March 2009.
  5. ^ Reynolds, Matt (21 June 1999). "Three liters of bryndzové halušky small work for hefty men in national eating competition". The Slovak Spectator. Retrieved 1 March 2009.
  6. ^ "Halušky Turecká" (in Slovak). Občianske združenie Halušky Terchová. 2008. Archived from the original on 27 February 2009. Retrieved 1 March 2009.

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