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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...
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 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...
Imagine, these little rounds of potato goodness may have been the legacy of the Queen of Bohemia. We’re sure they most likely came from the time when Bohemians started to grow potatoes in our country, sometime in the 1870s – under Maria Theresa. During that time, the potato flatcakes spread throughout the lands of the...