Fresh Cabbage Zelnaky

The recipe for zelnaky (pronounced as zelnyahki) is hundreds years old. They were originally made in villages during Srovetide festival when people had enough cracklings from traditional pig slaughters. The festival takes place between Christmas and Easter holidays. Therefore back than not many vegetables were available at that cold time of a year. Cabbage turned into sauerkraut … Continue reading Fresh Cabbage Zelnaky

Trdelnik Pudding (Trdelnikova Zemlovka)

Bread Pudding in English, Semmelauflauf or Scheiterhaufen in German, Opfescheitahaufn in Bavarian dialect and Zemlovka (pronounced as zhemlovka) or Zemlbaba in Czech is a traditional Slavic dish. Early Slavs used the expression “zemlja baba” to describe an old witch, a magician. The meaning of the dish then was “The Magic of Earth” which referred to extraordinary respect Slavs felt towards bread … Continue reading Trdelnik Pudding (Trdelnikova Zemlovka)