Czech Republic

Book Hotel

Book Rental Car

Cheap Flights

History

Language

Maps

Recipes

Towns and Cities
  Prague
  More Czech Cities

Travel Guides

Weather

Links
   Czech Recipes
   Czech Republic Country Information
   Travel Downloads
   Travel eBooks
   Travel Magazines
   More Links

Flightnetwork.com -Specializing in Cheap Flights


 















































 
Travel Guide 2   >   Czech Republic   >   Recipes

   
 

Czech Recipes


As you might expect, food in the Czech Republic, has been very much influenced by the cuisine of the country's neighbors - although of course there are many uniquely Czech foods too! The main dish in most Czech meals is usually some variety of meat, often pork, but also beef, chicken and wild game are also popular.

Being a landlocked country, fish does not generally form a major part of the Czech diet. The exceptions are freshwater trout and carp, the latter of which is traditionally eaten for Christmas.

Here are some popular dishes from the Czech Republic:
  • Knedliky - Knedliky are boiled dumplings made from potatoes, or a mix of wheat flour and stale/dry bread. They are sliced before serving, and eaten as a side dish with many Czech meals.

  • Bramboráky (also known as "cmunda", "vošouch", "strik" or "striky") - These are fried pancakes made from grated potato.

  • Smažený sýr - A thick slice of cheese, coated with bread crumbs and then deep-fried. It is eaten with tartar sauce ("tatarská omácka").

  • Svícková na smetane - Roast beef covered with a thick cream sauce containing carrots and parsley. Traditionally eaten with dumplings ("knedliky"), and served with a slice of lemon and a teaspoon of cranberry compote.

    LI>Utopenci - Pickled bratwurst.

  • Veprová pecene s knedlíky a se zelím (also known as "Vepro-knedlo-zelo") - Roast pork with dumplings nedliky and cabbage. There are two varieties - one with just sauerkraut which is usually (but not always) eaten in Bohemia, and one with sugar sweetened cabbage (either fresh or sauerkraut) which is usually (but not always) eaten in Moravia.
Here are some popular Czech desserts:
  • Koláce - A pastry roll filled with cheese or fruit.

    Apricot Koláce

  • Ovocné knedlíky - Ovocné knedlíky are dumplings made with potato dough and containing fruit on the inside. Many different fruits may be used, but plum dumplings ("švestkové knedlíky") are popular during the Easter and Christmas holidays.

  • Vánocka - This is a rich bread-like cake made using eggs and butter. It contains almonds and raisins, and is flavored with lemon rind and nutmeg. Vánocka is made by preparing braids of dough, and stacking them (with large braids at the bottom, and smaller braids at the top) before cooking. The cake is traditionally eaten during the Christmas period, and its design is said to resemble the infant Jesus in a manger.

  • Vánocní cukroví - Decorated cookies, traditionally eaten at Christmas.

    Vánocní cukroví - Christmas Cookies
Here are some recipe books and cookbooks for Czech food:


Related Links


Related Links:

Comments about Czech Cooking and Recipes


Please share your comments about the Czech recipes:

   


Books about Czech Cooking and Recipes


Disclosure: Products details and descriptions provided by Amazon.com. Our company may receive a payment if you purchase products from them after following a link from this website.

Czech & Slovak Food & Cooking

By Ivana Veruzabova

imusti
Released: 2012-09-16
Hardcover (128 pages)

Czech & Slovak Food & Cooking
List Price: $29.99*
Lowest New Price: $16.11*
Lowest Used Price: $16.11*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 16:02 Pacific 15 Jul 2019 More Info)


Click Here
  • Aquamarine
Product Description:
The Czech Republic and Slovakia are noted for their hearty, wholesome meals. The food staples are provided principally by farmland, and include milk, cheese, livestock, wheat, fruit and root vegetables. Featuring over 340 photographs which show both practical steps and beautiful final dishes, along with complete nutritional information for every recipe. This is an evocative and inspiring guide to a heart-warming and traditional way of cooking.

The Best of Czech Cooking (Hippocrene International Cookbooks)

By Peter Trnka

Brand: Hippocrene Books
Hardcover (403 pages)

The Best of Czech Cooking (Hippocrene International Cookbooks)
List Price: $24.95*
Lowest New Price: $61.09*
Lowest Used Price: $5.61*
*(As of 16:02 Pacific 15 Jul 2019 More Info)


Click Here
  • Used Book in Good Condition
Product Description:
Now expanded with 3 new chapters on Pork, Mushrooms, and Drinks, this popular Hippocrene cookbook is better than ever. Czech cuisine emphasizes delicious soups, salads, dumplings, hearty meat dishes, vegetables and desserts, with recipes that rely on the subtle flavours of fresh ingredients. This new edition includes Vepro-knedlo-zelo -- a classic dish of pork, cabbage and dumplings; an informative chapter about gathering, storing and using wild mushrooms; and a section on apertifis, wine and beers, including the world-famous Czech Pilsner Urquell beer.

My Czech Heritage Cookbook

By LaVina Vanorny-Barcus

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (160 pages)

My Czech Heritage Cookbook
List Price: $14.95*
Lowest New Price: $2.49*
Lowest Used Price: $13.13*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 16:02 Pacific 15 Jul 2019 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
A collection of over 100 Czech recipes, many that are from my Babi, (Grandmother) Alma Benesh, and have been passed down from generation to generation. I have also included over 40 recipes that are family favorites. The history of the Kolach and the history of poppy seed add to this informative cookbook. I hope you enjoy our Czech family culinary traditions!

Czech Christmas Cookbook

By Lukas Prochazka

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (86 pages)

Czech Christmas Cookbook
List Price: $9.99*
Lowest New Price: $9.91*
Lowest Used Price: $10.90*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 16:02 Pacific 15 Jul 2019 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
It is a bit strange how Czechs love and follow most of the Christmas traditions although many Czechs do not profess a religion. Since Christmas have Christian roots, one could easily jump into conclusion when watching the Czech people around Christmas time that the whole country is very religious. However, the opossite is true. For Czech Christmas is about family, gifts and food. You will learn how to make genuine Czech Christmas menus and sweets.

Czech Recipes - (Cookbook - Czech This Out, Vol. 1 - State Fair Winning Yeast Bread Recipes)

By Carol Louis

Brand: Morris Publishing
Ring-bound (108 pages)

Czech Recipes - (Cookbook - Czech This Out, Vol. 1 - State Fair Winning Yeast Bread Recipes)
Lowest New Price: $12.95*
Lowest Used Price: $51.81*
Usually ships in 1-2 business days*
*(As of 16:02 Pacific 15 Jul 2019 More Info)


Click Here
  • Used Book in Good Condition
Product Description:
Czech Recipe Cookbook of 108 pages is chock full of State Fair Prize Winning Recipes in Yeast Breads. At the end I have included Czech Potato Dumpling and Kraut Recipes. It features: Czech Kolaches, Cinnamon Rolls, Czech Bread Rolls, Healthy Breads, Tea Rings, Twists and Czech Christmas Braids. Added features: Articles, Inspirational Messages, Insights on: Happiness, Grief, Anger/Attitude, Labeling, Gossip, Prayer and Parenting as well as history, memories and miracles. The added areas are due to a calling to be a Mental Health Therapist very late in life, which I am now. Yeast dough baking is like "Dough Therapy" to me, hence the DVD which shows the Art of Czech Yeast Bread Baking from scratch, as well as how to make many different creations. Recipes are included and it can be purchased separately. It compliments the Czech This Out DVD which shows you how to make the dough, tips on how to make it soft. International shipping available.

The Best of Czech Cooking (Hippocrene International Cookbook Series)

By Peter Trnka

Brand: Hippocrene Books
Paperback (248 pages)

The Best of Czech Cooking (Hippocrene International Cookbook Series)
List Price: $12.95*
Lowest New Price: $131.16*
Lowest Used Price: $7.50*
*(As of 16:02 Pacific 15 Jul 2019 More Info)


Click Here
  • Used Book in Good Condition
Product Description:
The Best of Czech Cooking is an excellent introduction to the dishes that form the basis of Czech cuisine. While meat dishes are most often the centerpiece of Czech meals, a variety of delicious soups, salads, dumplings, vegetables, and desserts are also popular, and all the recipes rely heavily on the subtle flavors of fresh quality ingredients - spices are used sparingly.
Although similar to the cuisines of Russia, Hungary and Poland, Czech cooking is unique and distinguished primarily by its use of large savory dumplings which are sliced like bread before serving. It is a cuisine at once practical and elegant. Dishes featuring locally available produce (especially parsnips, celeriac, carrots and potatoes) and those which make good use of meats and game (including organ meats) are combined to create mouthwatering, multicourse meals.

Cherished Czech Recipes

By Pat Martin

Brand: Penfield Pr
Spiral-bound (160 pages)

Cherished Czech Recipes
List Price: $8.95*
Lowest New Price: $8.95*
Lowest Used Price: $7.50*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 16:02 Pacific 15 Jul 2019 More Info)


Click Here
  • Used Book in Good Condition
Product Description:
This inexpensive, index card size spiral-bound recipe book features over 100 Czech-American recipes. Makes a great gift or "stocking stuffer" for friends and relatives.

Delectable Czech Dishes: A Delicious Cookbook for Recipes made Right at Home!

By Martha Stone

Independently published
Paperback (85 pages)

Delectable Czech Dishes: A Delicious Cookbook for Recipes made Right at Home!
List Price: $20.95*
Lowest New Price: $20.95*
Lowest Used Price: $35.74*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 16:02 Pacific 15 Jul 2019 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
Can you use the ingredients available here to create wonderfully authentic Czech dishes?

Indeed, you can! This cookbook will show you how!

The cuisine of the Czech Republic is not usually associated with healthy eating, but you’ll find some meals that you’ll truly love. You can also alter the recipes once you’re familiar with them, using healthier ingredient or to suit your tastes.

Can Czech cuisine be enjoyable for you and your family?

Yes!

We’ll show you how, right here.

Czech eating habits are slowly but surely shifting to healthier options, but the best traditional Czech recipes are still quite popular, and they do tend to be high in sugar, calories and fat.

Once you get the hang of these recipes, most brought over from the Czech Republic and passed down through the generations, you can substitute some ingredients, particularly if you are health conscious and you may even find a healthier alternative which tastes better than the original recipes suggested in this book. Experiment!

You’ll enjoy the original recipes and your modified ones, too. Czech food is comfort food at its core and you’ll love to settle in for a delicious, home-cooked Czech meal.


 
 
 

 
 
Note: Our company does NOT provide travel, vacation, hotel, car rental services or associated products or services. Any links (including but not limited to banners, text links, or search forms) to such items on this web site are adverts from third parties. Sorry we can NOT answer questions about these types of products or services.

Unless specifically noted on the page in question, our company is NOT associated with attractions or places of interest that may be described on this website. In such cases, we have often provided links to the official sites where possible, or other third party sites containing useful information, purely as a courtesy and for informational purposes only.

All information about attractions, places of interest, travel destinations, travel services, etc., was believed to be correct at the time it was prepared, but may be change at any time. Readers are advised to check with their travel agent, travel provider, or the attraction operator, for current information.


Copyright © 2007-2019, Answers 2000 Limited

CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE,COMES FROM AMAZON EU S. r.l. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.

Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

In Association With Amazon.com
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
In Association With Amazon.co.uk
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.
As an Amazon Associate, our company earns from qualifying purchases. Amazon, the Amazon logo, Endless, and the Endless logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

Our sites use cookies, some of which may already be set on your computer. Use of our site constitutes consent for this. For details, please see Privacy.

Click privacy for information about our company's privacy, data collection and data retention policies, and your rights.

Contact Us   Privacy   Terms of Use   Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures