Toni Brendel's Czech-Slovak heritage is dear to the heart of this Phillips, Wisconsin native. She continues to study and write about the culture of the Slovak people and keeps in close contact with friends and relatives in Slovakia. She is the author of Penfield's Slovak American Touches.Slovak Master Folk Artist, Sidonka Wadina, was raised in a Slovak neighborhood in Milwaukee's Menomonee River Valley. Her grandmothers who emigrated from Slovakia continued to practice the traditional arts of baking and egg decorating. At the age of three, she began to help them especially with the making of Slovak dumplings; now, after a lifetime of preparing Slovak ethnic foods, Sidonka has generously agreed to share with us cherished recipes and original illustrations.