Pilsners dominate Americans’ perceptions of Czech beer, but the Central European country has a dark, beery secret. The second most popular brew in the Czech Republic is near-black tmavé pivo, or “dark beer,” a brewing style that actually predates pilsner — and upstages it in some Czech taverns.
A million square feet of Italian delicacies.
That was the first thing I heard about FICO Eataly World, the new culinary attraction in Bologna, Italy.
Like many food lovers, I knew Eataly for its grocery stores: Years earlier I’d visited the original Eataly mega-delicatessen in Turin, and I’d seen the headlines when oversize Eataly branches had opened in New York, Chicago and elsewhere. I knew Eataly usually offered hundreds of varieties of rare Italian olive oils, arcane pastas, obscure...
The Czech Republic is recognized around the world as a beer-producing powerhouse. But the country is also home to a lengthy wine culture, including a cutting-edge group of natural winemakers, the Autentisté, who specialize in obscure regional varietals and highly traditional methods.
Long known as a haven for lager lovers, Prague is cultivating a pronounced new interest and heightened appreciation for fine vino, with a new generation of wine bars, as well as well-stocked wine shops and improved restaurant wine lists.
Squid-ink cocktails, obscure craft beers and single-origin coffees in the Czech Republic's second city of Brno.
In northeast Hungary, the tiny town of Tokaj offers culture, cuisine, and the oldest classified vineyards in Europe.
PRAGUE -- On a brisk but beautiful February afternoon, Jeffrey Martin and his robotic camera stand inside one of the Czech capital's most gawk-wort
Stift Engelszell in Austria recently joined one of the beer world's most exclusive clubs: the handful of Trappist monasteries that make their own ales.