We had a lovely adventure some time ago in Prague. We saw where the Velvet Revolution happened, and took the dogs to see the Museum of Communism. They had a wonderful time.
Every so often, I get a special gift. While in Prague, I got one from my husband. He bought me a set of Bohemian Crystal wine goblets. Bohemian crystal, has been made for centuries. Mostly in what is now the Czech Republic. It is stronger and more durable than most crystals and they have refined it to a bit of a high art form. It has been around a long time. And it is so very beautiful. I thought it would be fun to show you what I use, while I am entertaining the occasional brighter mind of the European science community in my home, when I serve them a drink. In the USA, Bohemian Crystal, is somewhat pricey. But if you do what we did and go directly to the supplier, you should be able to get some without depleting your bank account. Plus, you get to see the beautiful bohemian city of Prague, known internationally for it’s incredible architecture. Totally worth seeing!
Bohemian Crystal, is often cut with a jewel cutter in patterns, they even make it in a wide range of colors. It is also often painted just as these are. But it is always breathtaking. In Prague, they have large shops just full of this crystal. Made into every form you can imagine, from plants, to animals, to vases, to boxes, and everything in between, including beautiful glass ware for special dinner events and entertaining, like these goblets.
I love to blog not just about the food I make but about the tools I use and the decorations I use. I find it is as much about display as it is about deliciousness of food. Most of my nice things, are packed away in storage back home in Boston. So it is hard for me to show you all the wonderful things I make and do in their full glory. Still I try, using what we have in these temporary situations that we frequently find ourselves in living abroad frequently moving from place to place. I am glad I have taken the opportunity to pull out the most wonderful art in my current short term kitchen to share. I can’t wait to get these glasses home with my other nice kitchen stuff so that they can take their proper place, as an elegant star of the kitchen surrounded by many other amazingly lovely things.
I enjoy very much, the art of various places, made by various artists, and sharing about how much, and why I love to use it in my kitchen, dining room, and home. These goblets are at their best when full of Austrian young wine known here as Sturm, a rather uniquely Austrian beverage.
Prague, is a beautiful city. If you need an excuse to go, now you have one.
Well, thats all I have time for today! Till next time, Tchuss!