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Haha, a big like from a Czech! This just made my day, unfortunately, it's so true! (apart from the fact that we don't like beint reffered to as the "Eastern Europe" :) ) Hope you have enjoyed the stay in our wonderful country! :)
This was entirely my experience. SUCH good food - maybe not healthy, but who asked for that anyway?
Not Eastern Europe, Central Europe, but the rest is true. Hope you loved it here!
A lot of that sounds like what my Grandma used to make, I'm from north-eastern BavariaI think I'd really enjoy Czech cuisine :-)
My experiences from Czechoslovakia and Czech republic are from so far back that the abundance of heavy food was not the problem but translation of the menus. I remember of having the most painfully hot pizza experience in Prague in 1997. Another anecdote comes from my then boyfriend. He had finished the dinner with his friends in a restaurant in Prague and wanted to order some dessert. They pointed an item in the menu to the server, and she shook her head ("No, no, you don't want to have that"), but they insisted. They ended up with a pile of potatoes---I don't remember if they were boiled or fried. Anyway, I've had an almost equivalent experience with Chinese menus.
Ah that might be more of an American vs. European thing — did you guys order a "Pepperoni" pizza? I heard it's a common confusion that in one it means sausages, the other it means those pointy peppers that are fairly hot usually :D
Yeah I've heard that too
At that time I had never been to the US and did not know about pepperoni. And I don't remember the toppings, it could have been salami as well. But there were peppers :)
So true! But you forgot the fried cheese (available in a bun or as a whole meal)! Living here though, I've learned that the amount of walking/hiking/sports Czechs do (in the city, anyway), and fresher ingredients, evens things out, and I actually lose weight here. I call it the beer and fried cheese diet! I highly recommend it.
Hah, this is something I had to remind a friend of mine all the time while we were on a trip in Germany (we did happen to go to a Czech restaurant during those days, actually, and indeed it's lovely food!)