Slovak cuisine is quite diverse and it varies from region to region. It has been influenced greatly by the neighboring countries of Slovakia, while it makes use of very common and cheap ingredients since it used to be a poor country. Some of the most popular ingredients in Slovak cuisine are wheat, potatoes, milk, pork meat, sauerkraut and onion.
The Slovak cuisine originates from thousands of years ago. That time, it was still a poor country with very limited exports and imports, making each village develop its own cuisine based one the available ingredients of the region. Thus, you will notice slight differences in the cuisine of each region.
Slovak is a really unique and simple cuisine. Most probably, you will not be able to find authentic Slovak recipes anywhere than in Slovakia. Some of the most popular recipes in Slovakia are Bryndzove halusky (potato dumplings with traditional sheep cheese and bacon), Kapustnica (vegetable soup with sour cabbages), Treska (cold salad with coldfish), Zemiakove (potato pancakes), and Zemlovka (dessert with apples).
There is a wide diversity of traditional drinks in Slovakia, either with alcohol or without. Some popular non-alcoholic drinks are Zincica (sheep milk), kofola (drink simila to coca-cola and pepsi), and Vinea (carbonated soft drink made from grapes). Popular alcoholic drinks are the Slovak beers like Corgon, Zlaty, Saris, Bazant, Smandy mnich, Corgon, and Topvar, Slivovica, Borovicka, Demanovka, and Wine.