Czech name: Sváteční česnečka

Written by Barbora Hajkova

This is a local Czech recipe from the North Bohemia. Simple and healthy. These are the main benefits of garlic. Garlic (Czech ginseng) is considered a source of health and soup from it is a delicacy. It helps calm the upset stomach.

For more information about the Liberec Region and Usti Region, from which this recipe comes, click here and here.


4 cups vegetable broth
10 garlic cloves
4 potatoes
2 bay leafs
3 Allspice
4 whole cloves
ground nutmeg to taste
salt to taste
1 Tbs lard


Boil 2 bay leaves, 3 spice balls and 10 cloves on sliced chopped garlic cloves and diced potatoes in one liter of vegetable broth. Add a pinch of grated nutmeg, salt and at the end 1 tablespoon lard. We can serve with roasted bread.