Czech Republic

KAPLICE CMUNDA POTATO PANCAKE

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Potato pancakes are traditional to Slavic and Germanic countries. They are delicious, and people recommend eating them with lager or pilsner-style cold beer. A recipe for potato pancakes that is very popular throughout the Czech Republic comes from the town of Kaplice. This town is located in the South Bohemian region. It was founded in […]

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MORAVIAN PORK “SPARROWS,” DUMPLINGS, and SAUERKRAUT

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You will come across this delicious classic meal on the menu of every proper pub in the South Moravian Region. Moravian housewives, especially, should be able to manage to cook this appetizing dish. And thanks to the tempting smell of baked meat wafting far and wide from the opened window, the housewife will certainly not […]

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CZECH COTTAGE GOULASH

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Cottage goulash is a typical Czech sauce made from meat and vegetables seasoned with paprika and other spices. You can order it in almost every restaurant in the Czech Republic, served with bread dumplings or potato dumplings. It is not a meal from a specific region; all Czech people know what goulash is, how delicious […]

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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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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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PLUM KOLACHES with CRUMBLE TOPPING

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Kolaches are traditional Czech desserts. The name originated from the Czech word “kolo,” which means “circle.” Kolaches can be filled with apricots, curd, poppy seeds, or plums. Plums can also be used in many different recipes and for other purposes. They can be used raw, frozen, canned, or dried. People use them for jams, filled […]

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STUFFED BELL PEPPERS with TOMATO GRAVY

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The first information about tomato gravy appears in the 18 century in Italy. It is widespread worldwide, and also typical for the Czech kitchen. Mostly, it is prepared in the summer period from fresh tomatoes and bell peppers, which most people grow at home in the garden. In winter, fresh tomatoes are replaced by packaged […]

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FRIED CHEESE with HOMEMADE TARTAR SAUCE

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This meal loves the rich, the poor, kids, and adults, but also foreigners, which order this often in the Czech Republic. Fried cheese is the pride of Czech cuisine, but it is not exactly a Czech meal. In the Middle Ages, fried cheese existed in America, Austria, or Greece. But anywhere, they eat this meal […]

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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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