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Immigrant Foodways: Czech Christmas Cookies I: Linz Tarts and Ischel’s Cookies

This holiday season, learn how to make a traditional Czech meal and lots of desserts from Czech-born Chef Tom Slepicka. Join us for our first Czech and Slovak Christmas Cooking and Baking Series, and enjoy a premier cooking class from the comfort of your home.

Christmas cookies are part of most families Christmas traditions. Extend your current recipe portfolio with two traditional kinds of delicious Czech Christmas cookies. You will learn to prepare Linz tart cookies as well as Ischel’s cookies (with a touch of cinnamon filled with preserve and coated with chocolate coating).

Note: Suitable for vegetarians

Slepicka graduated from culinary school in his hometown, Brno, located in the Czech Republic. While still in school, he established a successful full-service catering company which operated in the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, and Austria. Slepicka moved to the U.S. with his wife in 2014. From 2015-16, he operated the Czech Deli at the NewBo City Market. The goal of his courses is to make tasty and high-quality meals accessible to everyone.

Cost per class: $20 for NCSML members, $25 for non-members
Cost for entire series: $90 for NCSML members, $115 for non-members
Registration required, space is limited to 30 participants

Sponsored by: GreatAmerica Financial Services

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to access the class. Participants will need high-speed internet and a computer, tablet, or smartphone to access the course content. To interact with the chef during the class, you will also need a webcam and microphone. Shopping lists and recipes will be emailed a least a week before each class, so you can purchase the ingredients and cook along with the chef during the class.

For additional information or need assistance or an accommodation for any ticketed programs or RSVP events, please contact Teresa Stenstrup (Director of Outreach and Innovation) at: 319-362-8500 ext. 204 or email tstenstrup@ncsml.org.


November 4, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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