Czech Republic

SPICY PORK STRIPS with POTATO PANCAKES

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Pork strips and vegetables with potato pancakes is a traditional Czech dish. It is known as Katuv sleh, literally translated as executioner’s whip. The dish is sometimes called Certovo tajemstvi (Devil’s Secret) or Pekelne nudlicky (Hellish meat noodles). These names are suitable for the dish because it has a spicy meat sauce. Preparation of the […]

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BAKED CHICKEN with SAUERKRAUT

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In the Czech Republic, chicken is by far the most favorite poultry of all, mainly because it is easy to cook and there are many variations on how to prepare it. Chicken baked with sauerkraut is an excellent meal for getting warm during cold winter days. The Czech cuisine is usually rather heavy. Typically, it […]

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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 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 eat at […]

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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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