U Modré Kachničky

Czech Impressions: U Modré Kachničky I & II, Prague

What do you do when you write a blog about Eastern European food and go to Prague on vacation? You go to plenty of restaurants, of course! Of all the destinations east of Berlin, Prague is one of the few where you can expect to eat quite well (the others being Budapest and Warsaw) — […]

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Wild Boar Bouchées

A bouchée is an individual basket of puff pastry, like a small vol-au-vent. The first bouchée was supposedly invented by Marie Leszczyńska, the Polish princess wife of Louis XV. The original bouchée à la reine is filled with mushrooms, chicken, veal quenelles and sweetbreads in a cream sauce. This iteration was inspired by a dish […]

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