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Oct 8, 2007 12:31 PM

What should DH bring me back from Prague?

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. 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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    1. re: MMRuth

      There's always Bekerovka, an herbal liquor.

      1. re: ChewFun

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

        1. re: hatless

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

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

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

        1. 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.

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          1. re: expatslat

            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!