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Czechia: Recipes and Cuisine

River boat in Prague, Czech Republic

Image Creative Commons by David Blaikie

The food of Czechia, otherwise known as the Czech Republic, is as Central European as it gets. Hearty and filling, Czech cooking centers largely around roast meats, dumplings (knedlíky), sausages (vuřty), potatoes, cabbage and sauerkraut, cheese and a delicious variety of pastries, tortes and cakes. Caraway and marjoram are the most popular seasonings for flavoring dishes, especially roast pork.

Czechs have a strong pub culture, and small shops selling beer (pivo) and frankfurters (párky) are found in most towns and cities. This quick meal is eaten standing up at counters.

Typical Czech Dishes

Czech Recipes