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November 11, 2011

Translating recipes across cultures

The other night my neighbor invited me to a Tupperware party. Sitting at her kitchen table, surrounded by Czech and Slovak neighborhood friends, I found it amusing, if slightly ironic that my first experience with the long-standing American firm and its party-sales technique was in the Czech Republic. As we sipped wine, the saleswoman, a Czech mother on maternity-leave, prepared plněné řízky (stuffed meat filets) and whipped up a batch of kynuté knedlíky (yeast dumplings) to demonstrate the superior cooking capabilities of the plastic ware products.

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