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Happy New Year's From TresBohemes
What is it about New Year’s Eve and lentils? Well – there is an old Czech saying – “Jak na Nový rok, tak po celý rok” which translates as: “As on New Year’s Day, the same throughout the whole year.” Therefore, on New Year’s Day, most Czechs consume lentils (čočka). Lentils are served on New...
Czech Christmas Chocolate Collections
How many of you remember growing up with Czech Christmas chocolate collections? You know, the ones that came in the large box which included hooks for hanging on your Christmas tree? The chocolates themselves were wrapped to resemble all sorts of Christmas ornaments. In our house, Christmas was not complete unless we had these included...
How to Make Czech Linecké Cukroví-Tres-Bohemes-1
Linecké cukroví are a type of classic Czech Christmas cookie which are incredibility popular throughout the Czech Republic, especially around the holidays. These delicious jam filled cookies can be spotted on almost every Czech table at Christmas time and if you have ever tried one, it is not hard to see why. These traditional cookies...
How-to-Make-Czech-Vanilkové-Rohlíčky-Tres-Bohemes-1
Vanilkové rohlíčky are a type of traditional Czech Christmas cookie which has a mild vanilla flavor and a slightly nutty texture. They are very fragile cookies, with a fine flavor and a pretty appearance. Vanilkové rohlíčky are usually shaped into tiny delicate crescents. This is where they get their name, which translates to “Little vanilla...
How-To-Make-Czech-Pracinky-Tres-Bohemes-1
Pracinky are traditional Czech Christmas cookies with a rich chocolate flavor and a delicate, buttery texture. Due to the inclusion of cinnamon and clove, the cookies have a pleasant and mild spiced taste. The addition of these spices also provides a delightfully festive fragrance whilst the cookies are baking. Ingredients 3 1/2 cups all purpose...
Easter-Tres-Bohemes
In The Czech Republic, Easter is a long holiday, much longer than most of us celebrate here in the United States. Besides celebrating Easter classically as we know it on Sunday, many Czech people celebrate the entire week leading up to this cheerful holiday. Back when the communists first started their occupation of the Czech...
The things I am most thankful for this Thanksgiving are so numerous, it’s difficult to know where to begin. The obvious blessings immediately come to mind such as health, love, good friends, freedom, opportunities, sunshine, fresh air, food, water, moon and stars, music, medicine, natural places, art, safety, laughter, kindness, books, supermarkets, transportation… Most of...
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Every year a large folk festival known as “Hody” (English: The Feasts) takes place in the town of Velké Bílovice in the Czech Republic. The festival begins on the first Sunday after September 8th, the birthday of the Virgin Mary, the patron saint of the local church. The festival features a folk costume parade in...
Celebrating-May-1st-in-Prague-Tres-Bohemes-3
In the Czech Republic May 1st is a national holiday known as Labour day (Czech: Svátek práce). However, most Czechs regard the 1st of May as “love day”. On the 1st of May many couples in Prague gather at the statue of the Czech romantic poet Karel Hynek Mácha located in Petřín Park. They often...