Beef Rouladens aka Spanish Birds

This is a delicious and comforting traditional Czech dish that my grandma made for us when growing up. The name can be misleading because its origin actually lies in Bohemia: this dish dates back to the 16th Century, to the reign of Roman Emperor and King of Bohemia Rudolf II, the eldest son and successor…

Grandma’s Homemade Czech Potato Soup – Bramboracka

Bramboracka is the Queen of all Czech soups and defines the traditional Czech Cuisine. It is a dish which is loaded with treasures from the underground: mushrooms, root vegetable and, of course, the humble potato. Each time I eat it I am filled with wonderful memories of my dearest grandma. It’s hearty, warming and comforting….

Czech Christmas – Fried Carp with Potato Salad

Christmas season has always been my favourite seasons of them all. It was the whole build up to Christmas which I personally enjoyed. Baking Christmas sweets at my grandma’s kitchen, shopping for presents, decorating house with lights and then the actual Christmas Day. It brings back sweet memories of my childhood where all of us…

Czech-style Tartiflette: Baked Potatoes with Smoked Pork Belly

The French are well known and very proud of their Gratin Dauphinoise. This traditional  dish is made of potatoes and crème fraiche and was founded in Historic Dauphine Region in south-east France. There are many variations of this dish and one of them found its way into the traditional Czech cuisine. When going through cookery…