Gourmet pastry and specialty items

Darci Leigh, the Slovak Gourmet

The Slovak Gourmet started some time ago in a small kitchen in Barberton, Ohio. A nine year old Darci Leigh was inspired by her beloved grandmother. Darci’s grandmother taught her the love and the technique to carry on the Slovak culinary traditions – nut rolls, tortes, cookies, shortbreads, pickled peppers, pepper relish, homemade noodles, and so much more. From the beginning, Darci’s favorite item and main focus has been the nut roll, a delectable swirl of pastry and walnuts.

In the early 1990s, Darci, her mother, and a dear friend began pickling and canning hot peppers. Shortly after, she began developing her much sought-after pepper relish. Her mother, a gifted cook and entertainer, continues to pass on her unique gifts to Darci and be a part of the business.

Since 2008, Darci has been selling her pepper relishes and baked goods in local Farmers Markets in Northeastern and Central Ohio. Darci regularly attends the Celebrate Local festival in the Easton Mall in Columbus and the Farmers Market in Hudson among many other events. Since 2020, The Slovak Gourmet products have been available in several stores around Canton and Barberton, Ohio.


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