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What should DH bring me back from Prague?

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nissenpa Oct 8, 2007 12:31 PM

DH will be going to Prague (and Isanbul, and Moscow if you have anything you'd recommend from there too) and I'd like to know what I should have him bring back food wise.

He has brought me back chocolate from Russia (love Red October and Korkunov), dried mushrooms from Poland, and chocolate from Belgium.

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  1. MMRuth RE: nissenpa Oct 9, 2007 01:11 PM

    The only thing that comes readily to mind for me from Prague is slivovitz (spelling?) - though it is generally available in the U.S. as well. That doesn't stop me from asking my DH from bringing me things from his trips though! A friend sent me some lovely sea salt from Poland. You might want to post on the Turkey and Russia boards for the other requests!

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      ChewFun RE: MMRuth Oct 11, 2007 05:53 AM

      There's always Bekerovka, an herbal liquor.

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        hatless RE: ChewFun Oct 15, 2007 04:28 AM

        ...which is also widely available in the US, probably more so than slivovice.

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          ChewFun RE: hatless Oct 15, 2007 07:16 AM

          I guess it depends on where you live. Here you can find slivovitz but not bekerovka.

    2. Behemoth RE: nissenpa Oct 15, 2007 10:27 AM

      You can get good cheap(er) saffron in Turkey.

      1. lilaholland RE: nissenpa Oct 15, 2007 06:18 PM

        When I went to Prague, I brought back absinthe. Which was so gross I could never finish a glass.

        1. expatslat RE: nissenpa Oct 16, 2007 02:57 AM

          Kolonada spa wafers (large, round, thin cookies with a thin cream filling) are traditional and tasty. Put 'em in the carry-on to avoid receiving only crumbs. You can find them in any supermarket in square blue, brown, or green boxes.
          Becherovka is a fiery anise liqueur. Skip the absinthe.

          http://smetanas-glasses.blogspot.com

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            divamon RE: expatslat Oct 19, 2007 01:20 PM

            Definitely the wafers. If you can't find Kolonada, just ask for Lazenske Oplatky - they come with a variety of fillings, vanilla, chocolate, hazelnut, lemon, etc and all are fabulous, especially with a cup of tea. I also will usually being dried marjoram (which comes in large packets and is wonderful and fragrant) and caraway seeds, which I know are locally available but somehow theirs are better! Finally, if you have muscle aches and pains ask him to bring a cream called Kostivalova Mast - it's made from comfrey and has no odor, unllike Ben Gay or the like and is fantastic for getting rid of phantom muscle pain!

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