UNHCR’s Pro-Refugee Campaign Features Czechs

“Life or death: both of us or neither of us. That was the only thing I was thinking about,” said Josef Hlavatý while escaping Czechoslovakia with his three-year-old son in 1988 using a homemade hang-glider. His story is just one of three in UNHCR’s TV campaign ‘We ourselves were refugees’ (Sami jsme byli uprchlíci). Read…

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Edible Insects Take the Spotlight

“Now is the right time for it,” says Christoph Thomann referring to the rising insect-eating movement. “People want to change the world and help the planet: there is not enough water and we are running out of resources. Insects are not only high in protein, vitamins, calcium and more but they are a lot more…

Good Friday: Czech Republic’s New 13th Holiday

January 1st was a night of celebrating the New Year and Restoration Day of the Independent Czech State, but once the fireworks died down and people opened up their 2016 calendars, they realized that 5 out of the 12 official bank holidays are on the weekend. Read the full article on Prague.TV’s website. The best…

Entoview with Woven Network

Woven Network CIC (Community Interest Company) is the brainchild of Nick Rousseau, has just launched and functions as a hub for the Insects as Food & Feed sector in the UK. Nick joins us to explain a bit more about what they aim to do. http://www.ediblebugfarm.com/blog/entoview-with-woven-network/

Vietnamese Cuisine in Prague

Vietnamese cuisine is known mainly for their pho soups and tasty spring rolls that are widely available as fast food. Since the Vietnamese make up the 3rd largest minority in the Czech Republic, their cuisine is fairly common all over the country. Prague especially has a wide selection of tasty Vietnamese restaurants, bistros and fast…

How to get Your Criminal Record in The Czech Republic

Getting a criminal record in the Czech Republic is simply unavoidable regardless of: citizenship, amount of time lived in Prague and level of dislike for bureaucracy. If you are applying for/extending a residency permit, need to get a trade license(živnostenský list) or applying to certain jobs – you will be asked for an extract from the criminal register. Read the full…

A Reverse Revolution: Edible Insects to Start in The Kitchen

“We want the revolution to start in people’s kitchens” says Julia Kaisinger passionately. “We want the consumers to have full control.” Julia Kaisinger and Katharina Unger are the co-founders of Livin Farms and they are contributing to the entomophagy revolution with the Hive: the world’s first desktop hive allowing people to farm edible insects in the comfort…

Mealworms? Disgusting! – an international sample from Prague

When I tried my first mealworm at a food festival in Prague, I was hooked. Many of my friends, however, turned up their noses and had strong negative reactions – despite knowing little about the topic. Fascinated by their adamant attitudes, I went on a mission to find out why exactly my friends from around…

QUIZ NIGHTS IN PRAGUE

Prague is full of great places to go and fun things to do. Quiz nights are great if you want to try (and learn) something new. In general, quiz nights are very chill, have fun hosts and exciting prizes. Quiz nights can introduce you to expats, locals, Einstein-prodigies and regular people who just want to…