Peasant Gowns for American Ladies and the Meaning of Czechoslovak Folk Art

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library 1400 Inspiration Pl SW, Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

Folk art and culture were habitually included in the Czechoslovak national pavilions at world’s fairs in the interwar period; they were believed to highlight the historicity and authenticity of the newly formed state. Since the late 19th century, folk art had been an important marker of national identity linked to the Czech and Slovak national...

“Halušky” Slovak Potato Pasta

Slovak cuisine is famous for many great dishes, but if only one should be selected, it would be definitely Halušky. This Slovak potato-based pasta will surprise you with its original flavor. We are going to substitute traditionally used “Brinza” cheese with more commonly available ingredients in the USA. Note: Suitable for vegetarians if bacon is...

Pretzel

Most of us are familiar with Bavarian-style pretzels, which are typical for their dark color. But Czechs and Slovaks have their own version of soft pretzels, too. We are going to prepare all parts of these delicious baked goods in the comfort of your own home. Note: Suitable for vegetarians.Join us from the comfort of ...

“Buchtičky s Krémem” Mini Buns with Vanilla Pudding

In this class, we are going to prepare one of the most popular Czech and Slovak sweet meals - delicious and soft mini buns generously covered with delicious vanilla pudding. In the Czech and Slovak Republics, it is common to have one sweet lunch a week, and both cuisines offer dishes that would remain more...