Category: Food

In first Czech case of its kind, Prague municipal court upholds prison sentences of 30 months and two years for Malaysian man and woman caught smuggling 70,000 critically endangered baby European eels out of Czech Republic; eels in those quantities would sell for millions of crowns on black market in Asia, where they’re considered a delicacy (Novinky) [Social Media Post] 0

In first Czech case of its kind, Prague municipal court upholds prison sentences of 30 months and two years for Malaysian man and woman caught smuggling 70,000 critically endangered baby European eels out of Czech Republic; eels in those quantities would sell for millions of crowns on black market in Asia, where they’re considered a delicacy (Novinky) [Social Media Post]

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Cops hunt “pistachio phantom” who’s stolen 30 kilos of the nuts, with a value of 12,000 crowns, from two Prague 3 supermarkets (Aktualne.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Cops hunt “pistachio phantom” who’s stolen 30 kilos of the nuts, with a value of 12,000 crowns, from two Prague 3 supermarkets (Aktualne.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Twenty tonnes of potatoes, with a value of 250,000 crowns, stolen from storehouse of agricultural co-operative near Hranice, Olomouc Region (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Twenty tonnes of potatoes, with a value of 250,000 crowns, stolen from storehouse of agricultural co-operative near Hranice, Olomouc Region (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Undercover Czech trade inspectorate (COI) employees catch Restaurant Strelecky ostrov and Old Town Square’s Clock Caffe illegally charging foreigners more than Czech-speaking customers; each Prague 1-Stare Mesto establishment fined 60,000 crowns per violation (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Undercover Czech trade inspectorate (COI) employees catch Restaurant Strelecky ostrov and Old Town Square’s Clock Caffe illegally charging foreigners more than Czech-speaking customers; each Prague 1-Stare Mesto establishment fined 60,000 crowns per violation (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Elderly Japanese woman starts fire in Wencelsas Square hotel after trying to make tea by putting plastic electric kettle on hotplate; no injuries; damage estimated at a thousand crowns (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Elderly Japanese woman starts fire in Wencelsas Square hotel after trying to make tea by putting plastic electric kettle on hotplate; no injuries; damage estimated at a thousand crowns (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Controversial Hollywood star Kevin Spacey is in Prague; visited Old Town Cuban bar La Bodeguita del Medio on Sunday (Expres.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Controversial Hollywood star Kevin Spacey is in Prague; visited Old Town Cuban bar La Bodeguita del Medio on Sunday (Expres.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Video: Czech Republic basketball World Cup squad enjoys taste of home at Bohemia Original Beer, Shanghai’s surprisingly authentic Czech restaurant (Nova) [Social Media Post] 0

Video: Czech Republic basketball World Cup squad enjoys taste of home at Bohemia Original Beer, Shanghai’s surprisingly authentic Czech restaurant (Nova) [Social Media Post]

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Opposition politicians accuse Prague city government of corruption after Obecni dum picks Vinohradsky pivovar to run Stromovka’s Slechtova restaurant; Praha sobe councillor Hana Trestikova is Obecni dum supervisory board chair; Vinohradsky pivovar’s Matej Turek was previously Praha sobe candidate (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post] *edited* 0

Opposition politicians accuse Prague city government of corruption after Obecni dum picks Vinohradsky pivovar to run Stromovka’s Slechtova restaurant; Praha sobe councillor Hana Trestikova is Obecni dum supervisory board chair; Vinohradsky pivovar’s Matej Turek was previously Praha sobe candidate (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post] *edited*

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Video: Amateur gardener Anna Binderova grows 57-kilo pumpkin in Zizelice, near Zatec, in the Usti nad Labem Region; monstrous squash has circumference of nearly two metres (Nova) [Social Media Post] 0

Video: Amateur gardener Anna Binderova grows 57-kilo pumpkin in Zizelice, near Zatec, in the Usti nad Labem Region; monstrous squash has circumference of nearly two metres (Nova) [Social Media Post]

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50 tonnes of carp destroyed following outbreak of koi herpes in the Prelouc, Pardubice Region area; contagious virus becoming more common in Czech ponds but this year’s Christmas supplies unlikely to be affected (Blesk.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

50 tonnes of carp destroyed following outbreak of koi herpes in the Prelouc, Pardubice Region area; contagious virus becoming more common in Czech ponds but this year’s Christmas supplies unlikely to be affected (Blesk.cz) [Social Media Post]

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