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Vepřo-Knedlo-Zelo – Pork-Sauerkraut-Dumplings

This dish is a highly esteemed culinary delight in both Czech and Slovak cuisines, comprised of a succulent pork roast, fluffy dumplings, and tangy sauerkraut. In our cooking class, we will meticulously guide you through the entire process of creating each component of this mouthwatering meal from the ground up, with a particular focus on crafting the perfect side dumplings. Join us to immerse yourself in the authentic flavors and master the art of preparing all the elements of this delectable dish entirely from scratch. It’s an opportunity to not only savor the true essence of these cuisines but also to enhance your cooking repertoire with a classic, beloved recipe.

Note: Suitable for vegetarians if you don’t prepare the pork part (can be substituted with vegan sausage).

About the Series

Join us from the comfort of  your home on Zoom and learn from Czech-born Chef Tom Slepicka in these hands-on interactive classes.

Our latest live online Zoom cooking series comprises of 5 classes. In the first class, we’ll prepare Czech and Slovak open-faced sandwiches called Chlebíčky, a delicacy not available for purchase in the USA! Subsequent classes will feature Cevapčiči (skinless sausage made from scratch), Vepřo-knedlo-zelo (pork-sauerkraut-dumplings), loupáčky (Czech & Slovak sweet pastry rolls), and finally Laskomky (Czech & Slovak large coconut macaroons). This series showcases authentic recipes you won’t want to miss!

Please note that you can attend any class in this series without having attended its predecessor.

You can join us for all 5 classes (the entire series) and get 1 class totally free, or you can purchase classes individually.

Sign up for all 5 classes: $100 for NCSML members, $120 for non-members. Receive one class free.
Purchase classes individually: $25 for NCSML members, $30 for non-members.

About Chef Tom Slepicka

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.

After Registering

You will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to access the class, recipe, tools needed, and any prep you might need to do ahead of time. 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.

For additional information or need assistance or an accommodation for any ticketed programs or RSVP events, please call 319-362-8500 or email info@ncsml.org.


April 25
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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