We students from the class quarta at La Salle Secondary Grammar School in Bratislava visited a cozy bakery called Rusticana in a small village Nemecká (near Banská Bystrica) and interviewed the baker. The interview was quick because they had their hands full. Apart from the bakery there is also a chalet restaurant. And what did we find out? Here is the result.
Question: When did you establish your bakery?
Backer: In 2009 together with this shepherd´s hut.
Question: How many people do you employ?
Backer: We employ one baker and one saleswoman.
Question: Why did you decide to do business in the bakery field?
Backer: Because we want to preserve our family tradition.
Question: What does bread mean for you?
Backer: Bread? It is life, the foundation of each family.
Question: What do you offer?
Backer: We have almost everything, sweet and salty bakery products (moravian cakes, bread, crackle cakes, buns).
Question: Did your range of goods undergo any changes?
Backer: Partially. Nowadays people want more sweet bakery products.
Question: Which product do you sell out the fastest during the day?
Backer : Mainly buns but sometimes crackle cakes too.
Question: Are Slovaks old fashioned in this field or do they love to try out something new?
Backer : We prepare everything according to our mum´s recipes. All products are traditional Slovak cuisine.
Question: Which product are you most proud of?
Backer : We are most proud of our sour kraut crackle cakes filled with bacon and sausage.
Backer: Which product would you recommend to try to the German speaking countries?
Backer : Moravian cakes.
Question: Do your customers buy bread and the bakery products in your bakery shop rather than in the supermarket?
Backer : Yes, they do. It is because we do not add any preservatives into our bread and it tastes better.
Question: What do you do to have happy customers?
Backer : We smile and we are in a good mood all the time. J
We are very thankful to the baker for her time and we can only confirm that the products are really delicious.