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Czech food and drink. Czech cuisine is not exactly a synonym for healthy cooking, everybody will probably find at least a couple of meals "to die for".

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1 Czech food and drink

2 Czech cuisine is not exactly a synonym for healthy cooking, everybody will probably find at least a couple of meals "to die for". It may be the potato soup, the traditional roast pork with dumplings and sauerkraut, beef tenderloin with cranberries, the fruit filled dumplings, or the apple strudel. Czech cuisine is not exactly a synonym for healthy cooking, everybody will probably find at least a couple of meals "to die for". It may be the potato soup, the traditional roast pork with dumplings and sauerkraut, beef tenderloin with cranberries, the fruit filled dumplings, or the apple strudel.

3 Czech food and drink Soups A Czech meal often starts with soup. Some popular Czech soups are: A Czech meal often starts with soup. Some popular Czech soups are: - potato soup - garlic soup - chicken noodle soup - beef soup with liver dumplings - sauerkraut soup - dill soup, made from sour milk

4 Czech food and drink The Main Course The main course usually consists of meat and a side dish. The most popular meats are chicken and pork, followed by beef, usually served with some kind of sauce. Fish is not very common although trout or cod are sometimes served. Salmon and seafood are served in better restaurants. The mackere is a popular fish to grill over open fire in summer. Carp is traditionally served on Christmas Eve. The main course usually consists of meat and a side dish. The most popular meats are chicken and pork, followed by beef, usually served with some kind of sauce. Fish is not very common although trout or cod are sometimes served. Salmon and seafood are served in better restaurants. The mackere is a popular fish to grill over open fire in summer. Carp is traditionally served on Christmas Eve.

5 Czech food and drink Side Dishes The most common Czech side dishes are: The most common Czech side dishes are: - boiled potatoes - roasted potatoes - mashed potatoes - French fries - rice - bread dumplings or potato dumplings - with sauce - bread or potato dumplings with sauerkraut - potato salad

6 Czech food and drink Beverages Our national drink is beer. You can also have a mineral water, orange juice, apple juice, or a soda (specify its name because soda in Czech means "soda water"). Czechs also like to drink tea with sugar and lemon, and coffee with or without milk or cream. Our national drink is beer. You can also have a mineral water, orange juice, apple juice, or a soda (specify its name because soda in Czech means "soda water"). Czechs also like to drink tea with sugar and lemon, and coffee with or without milk or cream.

7 Czech food and drink Pork, Dumplings, and Cabbage Preparation time: over 90 minutes Preparation time: over 90 minutes Serves 4 Serves 4

8 Czech food and drink Pork To prepare, you need: 800 g of pork neck or shoulder, 2 onions, caraway, and salt. To prepare, you need: 800 g of pork neck or shoulder, 2 onions, caraway, and salt. Salt the washed and dried meat and sprinkle with caraway. Put in a greased baking pan and sprinkle with diced onions. Add water (or stock) in the bottom of the pan and bake covered for about an hour and a half, at a high temperature. Baste from time to time to make sure the meet does not dry out. When the meat is soft, uncover the pan, so that a crust can form. When ready, slice the meat. The gravy remaining in the bottom of the pan can be sprinkled with a bit of fine flour, or just boiled. Salt the washed and dried meat and sprinkle with caraway. Put in a greased baking pan and sprinkle with diced onions. Add water (or stock) in the bottom of the pan and bake covered for about an hour and a half, at a high temperature. Baste from time to time to make sure the meet does not dry out. When the meat is soft, uncover the pan, so that a crust can form. When ready, slice the meat. The gravy remaining in the bottom of the pan can be sprinkled with a bit of fine flour, or just boiled.

9 Czech food and drink Dumplings 700 g of potatoes, 200 g of coarse flour, 80 g of semolina, 2 eggs, and salt. To prepare, you need: 700 g of potatoes, 200 g of coarse flour, 80 g of semolina, 2 eggs, and salt. Boil the potatoes in their skins, peel, and grate. Mix with flour, semolina, eggs, and salt. Make tough dough, using your hands. From the dough, make several rolls with a diameter of approximately 6 cm. Put into boiling salted water. After a while, the dumplings must be lifted to prevent them from sticking to the bottom. Boil for 20 to 25 minutes, then take them out and slice. Boil the potatoes in their skins, peel, and grate. Mix with flour, semolina, eggs, and salt. Make tough dough, using your hands. From the dough, make several rolls with a diameter of approximately 6 cm. Put into boiling salted water. After a while, the dumplings must be lifted to prevent them from sticking to the bottom. Boil for 20 to 25 minutes, then take them out and slice.

10 Czech food and drink Cabbage (sauerkraut) To prepare, you need: 700 g of pickled white sauerkraut or half a head of fresh cabbage, fine flour, lard or some other type of grease, salt, sugar, onion. To prepare, you need: 700 g of pickled white sauerkraut or half a head of fresh cabbage, fine flour, lard or some other type of grease, salt, sugar, onion. Sauté onions in the grease until transparent, sprinkle with two tablespoons of fine flour and sauté some more. Add cabbage that has been cut into thin slices, add salt, and a bit of water (or the brine if using pickled sauerkraut) and stew. Add more water during stewing, from time to time. In the end, add vinegar or sugar, to taste. Red cabbage can be prepared in the same way as white cabbage. Sauté onions in the grease until transparent, sprinkle with two tablespoons of fine flour and sauté some more. Add cabbage that has been cut into thin slices, add salt, and a bit of water (or the brine if using pickled sauerkraut) and stew. Add more water during stewing, from time to time. In the end, add vinegar or sugar, to taste. Red cabbage can be prepared in the same way as white cabbage.

11 Czech food and drink Serve the meat, cabbage, and dumplings on one plate, pour some gravy over the top, and drink well-chilled beer. Enjoy!

12 Czech food and drink Beef tenderloin To prepare you need: 3 Carrots 3 Carrots 3 Parsnips 3 Parsnips 1 Celery root 1 Celery root 2 large Onions 2 large Onions 4 oz Fat bacon 4 oz Fat bacon 15 peppercorns 15 peppercorns 10 Allspice grains 10 Allspice grains 3 Bay leaves 3 Bay leaves 3 T Dried thyme 3 T Dried thyme 2 lb Leg beef (sic) 2 lb Leg beef (sic) Salt Salt 2 c Heavy Cream 2 c Heavy Cream 2 T flour 2 T flour 1 T Vinegar 1 T Vinegar 1 T Sugar 1 T Sugar 1 Lemon; grated rind of 1 Lemon; grated rind of Preserved cranberries Preserved cranberries

13 Czech food and drink 1. Julienne carrots, parsnips, celery root and onion. 2. Fry in bacon fat in a large pan until browned. 3. Add the meat, spices, salt, then add water to cover. 4. Stew until the meat is tender, adding more water as necessary. 5. Take the cooked meat out, and puree vegetables. 6. Return to pot, add cream and flour, and simmer. 7. When the sauce is thick enough, add vinegar, sugar and lemon rind. 8. Remove from heat, slice the meat, put on plate, and pour the sauce around the meat pieces. 9. Garnishi with preserved cranberries. i

14 Czech food and drink Bread dumplings To prepare you need: 1 egg, beaten 1/2 cup milk 1 cup flour 1/8 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 4-5 slices white bread, use stale bread, cut into small cubes. (Trim hard crust off.)

15 Czech food and drink Bread dumplings Mix together beaten egg, milk, flour, baking powder and salt until smooth. Add bread cubes to batter and mix well. Make two small loaves. Drop into large pot of vigorously boiling water. Cook 10 minutes, then roll dumpling over and cook an additional 10 minutes. Remove immediately from water and cut ends off to release steam. Cut into 1/2 inch slices and serve.


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