Topic Archive Foreigners and the Czech Republic

A Slovenian's passion for food results in dynamic culinary concept

26-03-2015 16:04 | Halley Crane

Nenasyta, photo: archive of the restaurant Many foreigners who settle down in Prague are opening their own small restaurants and food specialty shops, bringing their country’s food culture to the Czech Republic. The Slovenian couple Meti and Primoz run a Deli and Diner in Prague 6 which offers a variety of Slovenian and Mediterranean dishes that celebrate fresh and locally grown ingredients. I sat down with Meti to talk about how they got the idea of opening a restaurant and what makes their restaurant Nenasyta the 25th best restaurant in Prague.  More

A Vietnamese paradise in the heart of the Czech Republic

28-02-2015 02:01 | Halley Crane

Pho, photo: Halley Crane For anyone in the Czech Republic wanting to experience the freshest and most authentic Vietnamese dishes, my advice is: skip the travel agent – you don’t need a ticket to Vietnam. The Sapa Market, located on the outskirts of Prague, offers an amazing array of Vietnamese language, food, and culture.   More

British ambassador to perform in upcoming English-language production of Twelfth Night

10-02-2015 17:44 | Jan Velinger

Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night with Jan Thompson, photo: archive of the theatre company The Prague Shakespeare Company is now rehearsing a new production of Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night to premiere at Divadlo Kolowrat in March. The production is already garnering plenty of attention, not least because one of the main roles will be performed by Great Britain’s ambassador to the Czech Republic, Jan Thompson.  More

"My Czech kebab shop is an embassy for a positive image of Islam"

10-02-2015 13:29 | Dominik Jůn

Chez Amis, photo: Štěpánka Budková Chez Amis is an Arab-Oriental grocery store that also doubles as a fast food establishment selling kebabs, falafel, hummus, couscous and other such delicacies. Situated on Spálená street in the centre of Prague, it is owned and operated by Algerian-born Amis Boussad. He agreed to talk with me in his store, among other things, about life for Muslims in the Czech Republic.  More

Texan builds business on DIY skills

27-01-2015 15:05 | Ruth Fraňková

Photo: DIY Praha Do you need a new shelf but you are fed up with going to IKEA again? Well, why not try making it yourself? If you don’t have the space or the tools, you can visit a DIY workshop in the centre of Prague. In case you are lacking the experience and skills, its owner, Hank Duke, can also provide the necessary know-how.  More

Energy of ‘90s Prague was invigorating, says Maltese writer Alex Vella Gera

26-01-2015 15:50 | Ian Willoughby

Alex Vella Gera, photo: Ian Willoughby Novelist Alex Vella Gera made headlines in his native Malta in 2009 when he found himself in court over a short story deemed obscene by the authorities. The piece had been written several years earlier, during a spell the writer – then in his 20s – spent living in Prague in the second half of the 1990s. Vella Gera has just been back in the Czech capital for the first time since then for a short visit. When he came into our studios, I asked what for him had been the appeal of ‘90s Prague.  More

Italian brings traditional cheese production to centre of Prague

21-01-2015 15:32 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: official Facebook page of Mozzarellart Italy is famous for its family run businesses making top quality products. But in recent years the economy has been contracting and many young Italians have moved abroad to seek jobs and new opportunities. In this week’s marketplace we look at one Italian couple who have moved to Prague with the idea of creating their own one stop site for producing and selling mozzarella and other specialities from their homeland.  More

Czech-Arab center head Shadi Shanaah on Islamic radicalism, Islamophobia and multiculturalism

17-01-2015 02:01 | Daniela Lazarová

Shadi Shanaah, photo: Alžběta Švarcová The terrorist attacks in Paris have put the spotlight on Europe’s Muslim minorities, triggering broad debate on Islamic radicalism, immigration policy and the concept of a multi-cultural Europe. In this special program we’ll take a closer look at the Czech Republic’s small Muslim community, how it is perceived by the majority population and how it has been impacted by the developments in Europe.  More

Glenn Spicker: the American who brought bagels to the Czech Republic

15-01-2015 16:31 | Miroslav Krupička

Glenn Spicker, photo: Jiří Němec Glenn Spicker is a successful businessman who was drawn to the Czech capital through an avid interest in the history and politics of this region. Once the fall of the Iron Curtain opened up borders he came to Prague and found a new life here, making good use of the opportunities that opened up in a post-communist city ready for a taste of the West. He recently visited Radio Prague’s studio to talk about his early days in Prague and his thriving business.  More

Czech government agrees to take in Syrian refugee children for medical treatment

15-01-2015 14:29 | Dominik Jůn

Beit Sahm, Syria, January 14, 2015, photo: CTK The Czech government has agreed to take in around 70 refugees of the Syrian conflict, currently situated in Jordan. The decision, which was unanimously approved by the cabinet on Wednesday, has met with mixed reactions from opposition politicians – some say the country should do far more to help the victims of Syria’s civil war; others fear the economic and cultural burdens of taking in people from such a dangerous part of the world.  More

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