y friends and I arrived in Prague for the first time on New Year’s Eve, 2012, and we headed straight toward Old Town to enjoy the New Year’s celebration. As we walked through the tourist market, we saw many vendors selling tons of a mysterious snack that we had never seen before: trdelníks. By watching the cooks make them, we learned that trdelníks are a kind-of Eastern European donut made from dough, wrapped around a stick, grilled over an open fire, and covered with a sugar and nut mix. But, even better than watching people make them is eating them: once we shared one between us, we were obsessed and couldn’t stop devouring them during the rest of our time in the Czech Republic. The best one I ate was covered in a cinnamon-almond mix by a shop (appropriately) called Trdelník in Český Krumlov, but I never ate a bad one anywhere. Someone needs to import these delicious treats to the USA. WB
To read the whole story of the trip on which I discovered Trdelníks, read: Journey to the center of the Bohemian brew kettle — Taking a beer breweries road trip in the Czech Republic's quirky South Bohemia.