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The Czechs have a very unique take on their topinky or fried bread slices. Delicious dense rye bread is fried on lard and immediately served with raw garlic cloves. They are a popular side dish to lentils and steak tartar. The best part is that they are usually served with peeled garlic cloves allowing you...
Today we are looking at a bit of unknown history about polio in Czechoslovakia and the Czech influence that would become a part of the polio wars. Poliomyelitis or polio is a highly contagious disease that can cause paralysis of the legs, hands and respiratory muscles. It’s basically a bullet trying to kill specific parts...
Today we are sharing two lovely skirts that reminded us of old Czech folk embroidery. First you will see the two designs, then you will see the sizing chart and finally there will be an order button. Please remember to specify your size when ordering. Please note that there is just ONE WEEK to place...
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...
75 years ago today, several American airmen were murdered in a Bohemian field in Czechoslovakia. These fighter pilots fighting against Nazis had safely crash landed and were sitting on the wing of their plane handing out food and cigarettes when they were picked up. Today you will learn the unknown story of these American airmen...