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 They were originally made in villages during Srovetide festival when people had enough cracklings from traditional pig slaughters.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

Celestial Crusts (Bozi Milosti)

Shrovetide (Masopust in Czech) is a traditional Slavic celebration which takes place between Christmas and Easter. Carnivals with parades of masks, opulent feasting, balls and dances firstly appeared before the 13th century. The word masopust translates literally from old Czech to mean “meat fast”. The festival often includes a pig slaughter (zabijacka – pronounced as zabeeyachka) food such as kielbasa, sausage, head … Continue reading Celestial Crusts (Bozi Milosti)