Czech Regional Recipes
Cooking Czech Regional Dishes with Czech-American TV
In this section you will find only recipes from the thirteen Czech Regions; for all Czech recipes click here
Everyone has fond memories of enjoying traditional Czech cuisine. As people emigrated from Czech lands they brought with them the local recipes that they enjoyed in the villages and cities where they lived throughout the various regions of the Czech Republic.
Let’s take a look at what makes up this wonderful Czech cuisine as we explore these delicious and tasty recipes from the different regions of the Czech Republic.
As you will see the Czech Republic is divided into thirteen regions (kraie). The cuisine and recipes is based upon these various regions. It may vary upon food availability and trade as well as the varying climates and cooking traditions.
One definition of traditional cuisine is… “A traditional Czech cuisine is a tradition of food preparations that rises from the daily lives and kitchens of a Czech people over an a specific region of a Czech Republic which, when localized, has notable distinctions from the cuisine of the Czech country as a whole”.
Regional food preparation traditions, customs and ingredients often combine to create dishes that are unique to a particular region. Regional cuisines are often named after the geographic areas or regions that they originate from. Every Czech region has something special like Olomouce curd cheese, Krkonose sour soup, Pardubice gingerbread, Chodsko kolaches, Karlovy Vary dumplings, Brno schnitzel. There are also many types of local sauerkraut, dumplings, kolaches, bread, and goulash.
We cannot talk about Bohemian, Moravian and Silesian regional food without mentioning Czech Beer as it is world-famous and enjoyed in the whole country. Czech beer is more popular in Bohemia and Silesia, while in Moravia wine might be the favorite drink to accompany a meal. Also in the Moravia and Silesia Plum Brandy is very popular and it is called Slivowitz.
In conclusion there are many dishes that are typical for the whole Czech cuisine and are prepared and served throughout the Czech Republic. But for those special traditional Czech cuisine visit our list of the Czech Nationwide Recipes or click here.