Soups

COURACKA POTATO-SAUERKRAUT SOUP

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This recipe comes from the Bohemian Paradise (Cesky raj), a protected natural area where the Liberec region, the Hradec Kralove, and the Central Bohemian regions meet. The recipe is very old, coming from a time when everyone ate from a single communal bowl of soup. If the soup was served for dinner, then the potatoes were cooked separately, in […]

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SMOKED MEAT SOUP with BARLEY

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In the Czech Republic, smoked meat soup with barley is known for its unique and hearty taste. In the past, the soup was cooked with burnt semolina, but nowadays it is prepared with barley. Smoked meat soup with barley is the best suggestion for how to start the Czech carnival season, which is celebrated before […]

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WALLACHIAN RABBIT SOUP

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Wallachian rabbit soup was the winner of the Best Wallachian Recipe Competition. It is among the typical Wallachian dishes of the Zlin and Moravian-Silesian Regions, two administrative units of the Czech Republic. A unique ethnographic area, Moravian Wallachia is home to old castles and chateaus and forested mountains, and it was traditionally home to a […]

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MIXED LENTILS, PEAS, BEANS, and BARLEY SOUP

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This soup came into existence in the nineteenth century in two distinct cultural areas – Moravian Wallachia, which is now part of the Zlin and Moravian-Silesian regions, and Hanakia, which is part of the Olomouc region. Today this soup is known in the whole Czech Republic. It is based on legumes and cereals, which is […]

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SPLIT PEA SOUP with SMOKED SAUSAGE

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This soup is made from one of the oldest basic ingredients – a legume known as the pea. The pea is very healthy, mainly because it contains vitamin B and a lot of protein, like other legumes. The green pea is beneficial for the body: it supports hair growth, healthy skin, blood circulation, and can […]

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VENISON SOUP with MEATBALLS or GNOCCHI

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One of the specialties for this region is Carlsbad dumplings, beer apple strudel and Pilsner beer. The bases of Czech cuisine are dumplings. There are a variety of dumplings, but the most traditional one is Carlsbad dumpling. Its name is after the town Carlsbad which is situated in west Bohemia. Carslbad dumplings are made of day […]

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BEEF TRIPE SOUP

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Beef tripe soup is cooked not only in the Czech Republic, but also in Germany, Italy, Portugal, and many other countries. Each country has its own version; some include rice, cream, and egg in their soups. The history of beef tripe soup goes back to the 17th century. It was cooked in Germany and Italy […]

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MOMMY’S SPECIAL SOUP with MUSHROOMS

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“Mommy’s Special Soup” comes from South Bohemia, a region with forests and fish-rich rivers, including those in and around Sumava National Park. You do not need to be a mother to make the simple recipe provided here, and you do not need to be a kid to enjoy it. It’s a nice meal to enjoy […]

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STAROHORSKA LENTIL SOUP

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The lentil is referred to as the “queen of legumes,” and you can even find it referenced in the Bible. Although its high protein content makes it an excellent meat substitute, we will not deny you of meat with this lentil soup. Fried lean bacon will undoubtedly make this menu item fit not only for […]

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KRKONOSE SOURDOUGH SOUP

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This traditional dish is easy to prepare. Its origin is in the area of the Giant mountains (“Krkonose” in Czech). You can relish its acidulous taste and benefit from its huge number of vitamins. This soup is known under the nickname “the queen of the Giant mountains’ soups.” This recipe was widely spread among the […]

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