Karlovy Vary Region

SPA SPINNING LAMB with MUSHROOMS

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West Bohemia is famous for its many spa towns. Czechs visit these cities for health stays, which often help them with, for example, back pain or skin problems. They are some of the most beautiful and quiet towns. A specialty of West Bohemian spas, lamb meat was certainly a favorite among guests coming to the […]

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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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CHICKEN ROASTED with APPLES, JUNIPER SAUCE

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This recipe is originally from the west Bohemian spa region, which is dominated by a town called Marianske Lazne. Marianske Lazne is a spa town surrounded by green mountains, a mosaic of parks and noble houses. Most of its buildings come from the town’s Golden Era in the second half of the 19th century, when […]

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FRIED BEEF TRIPE

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This recipe comes from the Karlovy Vary Region. Tripe is a meat product made out of beef stomachs which are cut in to very small strips. In the Czech Republic, it is well known as the main ingredient in tripe soup. But there are more delicious ways to prepare it. It is probably not the best looking […]

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COOKED BONE-IN HAM with HORSERADISH SAUCE

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Both horseradish and ham have a rich tradition in Czech cuisine. Sunka od kosti (“Bone-in Ham”) is a variation of the world-renowned Prague Ham, a brine-cured, stewed, and mildly- smoked boneless ham, which became widely popular even abroad, which led to foreigners trying to recreate its taste. In 2018, Prague Ham managed to join the […]

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CARROT CAKE

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This delicious and healthy Carrot Cake recipe comes from the Karlovy Vary Region. The region of Karlovy Vary is a spa region, known for its healing springs and with them and a rare natural phenomenon that for several centuries has created its unique atmosphere. However, not everyone is aware that  the not too large region […]

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FARMER’S CHEESE DUMPLINGS with GINGERBREAD SAUCE

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Once upon a time gingerbread was prepared according to secret, carefully-guarded recipes. Usually, these recipes were very complicated, and they called for expensive spices that were imported from abroad. With our recipe, you will not have any problems. Once you get into it, you will find that it is actually quite simple but very tasty! […]

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CABBAGE SOUP

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A traditional recipe from Northwestern Bohemia. For more information about the Northwestern Bohemia, from which this recipe comes, click here and here.

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St. Maurus Reliquary

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The biggest attraction of Becov Chateau is the Reliquary of St. Maurus from the early 13th century. Its value is comparable with the Crown Jewels. The unique Romanesque relic of European importance is a gilded casket set with gems that holds remains of saints.

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