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Celebrate Czech Heritage Month with cookbooks full of authentic Czech recipes


 Czech coat of arms (via Wikimedia)

October is Czech Heritage Month. Americans with Czech ancestry take great pride in the art, music, literature, folklore, and especially the food of the Czech cultural tradition.

Czech cuisine is described in the flyleaf of Peter Trnka’s 2008 The Best of Czech Cooking as “uniquely delicious, practical and elegant.” The following Czech cookbooks offer a variety of uniquely delicious, practical and elegant recipes to try.

  • The Best of Czech Cooking by Peter Trnka (Hippocrene Books, 2008)
  • Czech & Slovak Kolache Recipes & Sweet Treats by the Guild National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (Penfield Press, 2001)
  • Quality Dumpling Recipes by the National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library (Penfield Press, 2001)
  • Czech and Slovak Touches: Recipes, History, Travel, Folk Arts by Pat Martin (Penfield Press, 1999)
  • Quality Czech Mushroom Recipes by Melinda Bradnan (Penfield Books, 1999)

Hodn? št?stí s vaším va?ení!  (Good luck with your cooking!)

For more info:  Visit, the Czech Language and Culture Junction

For a taste of Czech-American literary fiction, check out Heather Watts’ review of Willa Cather’s 1918 Czech-American classic My Ántonia.


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