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prague suckling pig roasting on a spit

Czech Food – Suckling Pig

Prague Suckling Pig In birthday celebrations with a group of friends it is not unusual to be out in the garden drinking and having a Prague Suckling Pig cooking in the background. The thing is it takes time. In the garden you would have to keep this turning on a spit and you have to … Read More

czech food beef roulade called spanish bird served with rice

Czech Food – Spanish Bird

Czech Food – Spanish Bird When I first ordered Spanish Bird in a restaurant (in Czech it’s called Španělský ptáček) I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Basically when I first came to Czech I was ordering food blind and then seeing if I liked it so I had prepared myself for some kind of … Read More

empty bench seating at the riegrovy sady beer garden during the pandemic

Riegrovy Sady Beer Garden and Park

Riegrovy Sady Beer Garden and Park If you look at a map of Prague and you find the main train station located roughly at the top and to one side of Wenceslas Square then you’ll notice that behind the station is a large green area that takes up approximately eleven hectares of land. This is … Read More

czech food bramborak cooked golden brown and drained of excess oil

Czech Food Bramborak

Czech Food Bramborak Bramborak has to be without doubt one of the least healthy food options so limit yourself to side dishes and pub food with a beer. You may also see this listed as “Bramboračky” in which case it’s smaller in size. More often than not it’s a side dish so look for “Bramboračky” … Read More

Prague Roast Duck and Dumplings with red and white cabbage and gravy on a white plate

Czech Food – Roast Duck

Czech Food Roast Duck I guess that Prague Roast Duck will be on every Czech food restaurant menu as a main course but there are of course subtle differences and styles of presentation. English menus will say “Roast Duck”, the same thing in Czech is “Pečená Kachna” but you might have trouble saying that. So … Read More

homemade apple strudel cut open on baking paper

Czech Desserts Apple Strudel

Czech Desserts Apple Strudel Many will associate this with the Cafes in Vienna but Apple Strudel has been a staple dessert in Slavic lands for centuries and like many desserts it was largely designed to use up leftover ingredients. In this post I’ll show you what to expect from a cafe/restaurant and how we make … Read More

selection of czech koláče in a bakery

Czech Koláče

Czech Koláče In Czech it’s a Koláč (sounds like kolarch). More than one koláč is called koláče (sounds like kolar-chay). When Czech immigrants started arriving in the USA in the 1870s they brought it with them. It takes it’s name from the Czech word “Kola” which translates as “Wheels”. Czech koláče are defined as being … Read More

box of ready-mix halusky

Czech Food – Halusky

Halusky the Czech Gnocchi Don’t worry about the name Halušky (that little flick above the “s” means it’s pronounced like “Haloosh-key), just think of it as Gnocchi. The base ingredient is potato dumpling but after that it can be served in a variety of ways. As street food this is pay-by weight so take some … Read More

czech folded pancake called palacinky with visible grapes, peach, cream and chocolate sauce

Czech Desserts – Palacinky

Czech Pancakes – Palacinky I wrote about the original Czech pancakes on the Livanec post which is served with sour cream and fruit puree. This is about the more recognisable flat pancake or crepe. If you want savoury pancakes then look out for something called a “creperie”. The one I’m going to talk about is … Read More

3 old prague ham joints cooking on a spit

Czech Food – Old Prague Ham

Czech Food – Old Prague Ham Old Prague Ham is cured ham so when you see them revolving around the spit it’s just to finish it off. This stall is a great place to stand in the winter months. Don’t worry if the guy walks around the corner with an axe in his hand, he’s … Read More