The Czech Republic is located in Central Europe. It is bordered by Austria, Poland and Slovakia and is known for its beautiful towns and its historic architecture. Some popular cities include Kutna Hora, which is a historical town that is complete with old silver mines, and Prague, which is the capital and largest city in the country. Many film-makers find themselves shooting in the Czech Republic, thanks to the beautiful scenery and the friendly town-folk.
Czech cuisine has a lot to do with meat. Most of the dishes created use meat in one way or another. Pork, beef and chicken are three of the most popular proteins used. Wild game, such as goose and rabbit, are also used in Czech cooking. Fish is not used often, other than on special occasions such as Christmas.
One dish that really says that Czech Cuisine stands for is roast pork with dumplings and cabbage. This dish is often considered to be the most popular dish in the Czech culture. It is a simple dish, which uses either sour or plain cabbage, dumplings and a gently roasted pork. A gravy is often served with the dish. With this dish, presentation is important. If the pork is sliced thinly and served correctly, the dish looks beautiful. Another popular meat dish is marinated beef sirloin. This is also a simple dish, made by marinating roast beef in a sauce that is made from carrot, cream and parsley. The beef is then roasted and served with cranberry compote and a cream topping.
Dumplings are frequently used as a side dish with meals. These dumplings are either made using potato or wheat, and some are made from stale rolls. These are very large dumplings that are cut into slices and served with the meal.
The Czech Republic has long been known for creating delicious beers. Pilsner was a brand that was originally created in the Czech Republic. Budweiser was also a beer that was brewed in the Czech Republic, but the names to both of these brands were copyrighted by other breweries. Those visiting the Czech Republic should definitely check out the local beer.
Beer is a large part of the culture of the people in the Czech Republic. Because of this, snacks are also a large part of the culture. One popular snack is called bramboraky. Bramboraky is created when a raw potato is grated up. Flour and milk are added along with some spices. It is mixed together and is fried to create a sort of potato pancake. Pickled bratwursts are also popular, as are cheese, bread and sandwiches.