Czech Style Cookbook

Cooking Traditional Czech Foods with Czech-American TV

OLD BOHEMIAN HONEY CAKE

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It is a traditional cake for Czech culture, but there is no uniform recipe. Every family makes it in a slightly different way – the way they like it the most – some families add pudding, some add cinnamon,…. However, the Old Bohemian Honey Cake is not in fact from the Czech Republic. The origins […]

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CZECH BREAD SOUP

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Bread is a common traditional ingredient which forms a basic part of every Czech household, and Czech bread is best when fresh – nice and soft with crispy crust. We will use sourdough rye bread for this purpose to achieve the right consistency. It is a good dish all year round, but chilly winter evenings […]

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CZECH SPINACH SOUP

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Greens aren’t often thought of as playing a role in traditional Czech meals, but spinach has long been a part of Czech and European cuisine. You can use spinach as a side dish, filling, sauce, or soup. Its taste perfectly complements the onion, garlic, and cream in this recipe. Spinach soup is simple, cheap, and […]

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FISH COOKED in WHITE WINE

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It is delicious food and you can surprise your family or visitors with it. This way of fish preparation used to be considered the most valuable at the beginning of the last century. The Czechs use carp for preparing the dish, as it is a traditional fish. Its farming, as well as the recipe, has […]

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BEET SOUP

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Czechs usually eat their soups before lunch. Lunch is considered to be the main dish of the day, so it tends to be the biggest. Soup before lunch serves as a sort of tummy preparation, as Czechs call it. It is supposed to warm up the tummy before it receives the main portion. But whether […]

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SMOKED MEAT with HORSERADISH GRAVY

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Gravy is one of the most popular kinds of food in the Czech Republic, and this is an easy recipe for making it. Horseradish gravy is a traditional condiment in the country. It is a delicacy made by Czech grandmothers, but it still finds its place in the modern world. In this recipe, they grate […]

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BEER-BATTERED FRIED BOLOGNA SAUSAGE

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This recipe was sometimes made by Czech mothers and grandmother in the days where there were not that many things in the fridge. They always managed to create a lot out of a little. Considering this is a beer-battered sausage, as it says in the name, it makes people more fully appreciate the Czech culture […]

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HOMEMADE HEAD CHEESE

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This dish is similar to pork aspic (Huspenina or Sulc). Known as Tlacenka, it is basically huspenina but thicker, and includes more meat, chopped liver, and various offal. The traditional method poured the prepared meats into a pig stomach and left them to solidify under weights. Tlacenka is best enjoyed sprinkled with vinegar and served with chopped onions.

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HOMEMADE PORK ASPIC

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Pork Aspic is a traditional Czech dish made from pig’s parts – usually heads and/or legs – boiled down, and then chopped up, mixed into their own broth, and refrigerated for a solid, gelatinous presentation. There are many varieties and family recipes, but the most common ingredients include onion, pepper, allspice, bayleaf, vinegar, salt, carrot, parsley, root […]

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