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Aussie & Kiwi Quiz, win 2 free pies at Oko! Bistro.

In collaboration with Oko! Bistro, Oko! Magazine is hosting an Aussi & Kiwi quiz as part of our partnership with the Aussi & Kiwi Film festival and Aussi & Kiwi Food week at Oko! Bistro. On Saturday 28/11 a winner will be randomly picked from those who have managed to answer all the questions correctly […]

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Business in the spotlight: Hospoda Shromaždiště goes vegan.

Last week we met up with couple Iveta born in Hořice in Czechia and her husband Nick born in Brisbane, Australia. They met whilst travelling in Vietnam and in 2017 they decided to move to Prague with the idea in mind to open a bar or restaurant. In May 2020 at the end of the […]

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Červený Jelen – The Red Stag Rising from the Depths

Throughout its history, the beautiful Baroque palace at Hybernská 5 in Prague 1 has been home to hotels, offices, banks, and general stores. The building is better known as Špork’s Palace, named after the Renaissance man and noble František Antonín Špork. After nine months of reconstruction in 2019, the building will now also host Červený Jelen, a […]

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Sumi Garden – Restaurant Review

After months of hearing a friend of mine rave about Sumi Garden, I felt it was high time I tried the place out for myself. She had visited the establishment with her husband on several occasions recently and has always given the establishment a glowing reference. I felt a little sceptical, especially as restaurants serving […]

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The rise of sourdough

The months-long lockdown has collectively thrust us back into our home kitchens, presenting opportunities as well as challenges for intrepid home cooks. The recent run on supermarkets and the temporary interruption of certain global food-supply chains has led to some measure of food insecurity in the Czech Republic. Despite businesses reopening and lockdown measures loosening, […]

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A Cup Full of History

The History and Significance of Tea Houses in the Czech Republic Winter can be tough in the Czech Republic. The days are short and cold, and when the festive atmosphere that surrounds the holiday season is over, life in the city of a hundred spires – despite its pretty buildings – can get a little […]

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Recipe: Easy French Crepes for Breakfast

INGREDIENTS 2 eggs150ml milk50ml sparkling white wine / water /cider250gr all-purpose flour1 tablespoon sugar1 pinch of salt1 tablespoon neutral cooking oil or melted butter1 teaspoon vanilla extractToppings of choice Step 1: Combine and sift all your dry ingredients together Step 2: add the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and make a small well […]

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A behind-the-scenes look at the Czech Republic’s bustling food and culinary scene

The adage that one eats with the eyes first is perhaps what has driven millions to post pictures of their food on social media. Though many use the endless scroll on Instagram to scope out new dining experiences, most often social media users consume content even when they lack the appetite to follow through in […]

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Unico Osteria an Italian Treasure off the Beaten Track

Sometimes it is necessary to go the extra mile to find gastronomical distinction. It is no coincidence that the Michelin grading system is based on the principle that excellent cooking is worth a detour and exceptional cuisine is worth a special journey. It should therefore be no surprise that, despite the mountain of Italian cuisine in […]

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Interview With The Co-owners of Votre Plaisir Pastry Shop.

Votre Plaisir is Prague’s latest high-end pastry shop and Oko! went for an interview with Michal, head chef and Gabriela Hrubec co-owner, to learn more about how and why they started a French Patisserie in the heart of Prague.   Could you tell us a little more about who you are and your activities before […]