Holiday Online Cooking Series

By October 21, 2020 No Comments

Learn how to make a traditional Czech meal and other sweet treats just in time for the holidays with the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library’s online Immigrant Foodway series, led by Chef Tom Slepicka.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn five recipes from the comfort of their own kitchen. This includes Linz tarts and Ischel’s cookies from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, and mini walnut rolls and mini nests with almonds from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Slepicka will teach how to make Maybeetle cookies from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23; pea soup and schnitzel with potato salad from 2:30 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5; and vánočka, a Czech sweet bread, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12.

Classes are $20 for NCSML members, $25 for non-members. Members who register for the whole series will pay $90; non-members will pay $115.


After registration, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to access the class. Participants will need high-speed internet and a computer, tablet, or smartphone to access the course content. A webcam and microphone is needed to interact with Slepicka during class. Shopping lists and recipes will be emailed at least a week before each class, so participants can purchase the ingredients.

Slepicka graduated from culinary school in his hometown of Brno, located in the Czech Republic. While still in school, he established a successful full-service catering company which operated in the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, and Austria. During his years in the catering industry in Europe, he focused on providing a fine-dining experience utilizing world cuisine. He moved to the USA with his wife in 2014. He operated the Czech Deli at the NewBo City Market from 2015-16. The goal of his courses is to make tasty and high-quality meals more accessible to everyone.

For more information, and to sign up for classes, visit ncsml.org.