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Czech Apricot Dumplings
Czech Apricot Dumplings made with yeasted dough are so delicious. Because fresh apricots are at their peak from May through August, we decided today was the day to share this recipe. Apricots are filled with a burst of summertime color, a deliciously sweet scent, and a slightly soft fruit, which is best in season when...
Czech fish knife
While American children may nostalgically remember how handy their Swiss Army knife may have come in, certainly almost all Czech children remember their Czech fish knife. It was inexpensive, had a very nice shape, and it was easy to open, close and cut. Fancier multi-blade knives with additional equipment came much later. The so-called “Rybička”...
Czech Retro Potato Salad by Tres Bohemes
During the times of Soviet Rule in Czechoslovakia, most everything came with standards and protocol, including the way Czech chefs were to prepare Vlašský salát, or what we’re calling Czech retro potato salad for the sake of today’s post. While this salad has been around much longer than times of the CSSR, and older Czech...
The White Disease
A virus that first appeared in China, spread by shaking hands, putting the elderly at risk. The Czechoslovak film The White Disease (1937) evokes current headlines, but uses the epidemic primarily as a perspective on war and dictatorship. Bílá nemoc (The White Disease – as in leprosy) is a play written by Czech novelist Karel...
It’s time for a classic Czech dinner and a movie. Today, I am sharing the recipe for Šípková Omáčka – Czech Rosehip Sauce and Pajfalský knedlík – Pajfal dumplings from Slavnosti snezenek / The Snowdrop Festivities film. A delicious recipe, a fun film, and a wonderfully spent Czech inspired afternoon project to enjoy a great...
I have admired these little Czech figurines known Vizovicé Pečivo since I was a little girl. As Czech, Slavic, or Moravians, we’ve been creating them for at least two centuries. It is without debate that these that these family jewels hand crafted by grandmothers and aunties carry a special generational wealth and are treated as...
Czech Gingerbread Our Grandmother Made
This is not a recipe for gingerbread cookies, nor is it for a gingerbread cake which most Americans identify with. This is the hard gingerbread for grating which our grandmothers and great-grandmothers used in all kinds of recipes. Gingerbread used to be the most common sweetener in Czech kitchens next to honey. It’s very dense...
In the Czech Republic, Pálenka is used to refer to any type of distilled beverage but, most commonly, it is used to refer to fruit brandy, the most popular form of which is made from plums. This plum brandy, which is called Slivovitz, is a type of Pálenka with a long and interesting history. In...
A delicious meal shared by peasants and kings alike, and it’s gluten-free! This is a Czech peasant dish for “adjusted” potato mash with fried onions. In Czech it is called Nastavovaná kaše s osmaženou cibulkou. Nastavovaná means that it has been ‘adjusted’ and by this we mean that nutrients coming from another ingredient have been...
Who would ever imagine that sauerkraut would actually be tasty in a chocolate cake? Well, I thought the same thing about beets and now we make our Czech Style Fudgy Chocolate Cake regularly. Today’s Czech Sauerkraut Chocolate Cake recipe is worth your time to try if you like chocolate cake. It will surely make for...