Culturelle Dairy Free Probiotic

Culturelle Dairy Free Probiotic

Culturelle Dairy Free Probiotic

I will spare you the gory details, but our recent trip to India messed my insides up a little bit.  I ate something or drank something (or possibly many somethings) that didn’t agree with me.  Don’t worry, I am feeling better now that I am home eating bland old American food again.  But not completely better, and that is why I will be chewing on some Culturelle Probiotic tablets for the next few days.

Actually, my doctor advised me to take Align, which is, I gather, the preferred probiotic on the market these days.  However, as I examined it, I found that Align contains milk!  It makes sense, I guess – just as with yogurt, when it comes to growing cultures, people are apt to use milk.  But that was not going to work for me – what would be the point of making myself well in one way, just to make myself ill in another?

Luckily, as I looked at other probiotics, I discovered that Culturelle is completely dairy free (yay!).  In fact, what the label says is this: “Contains none of the following: added colors, preservatives, dairy, lactose, milk, yeast, gluten or soy.”  So it would seem that they are very sensitive to the plight of those of us with food allergies.  Also, I was thrilled to discover that they sell a chewable tablet.  I always prefer to get my pills in chewable form whenever possible.  I just figure they get digested and start helping me faster that way.

Culturelle Probiotic Chewables

Culturelle Probiotic Chewables

So with any amount of luck, you will find me several days from now with a little more pep in my step and gleam in my eye.  And it will be thanks, at least in part, to Culturelle.

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Virgin Atlantic New York to Delhi

I have a lot to say about our experience flying Virgin Atlantic from New York City to Delhi (and back again) on our recent trip to India.  Long story short: we are still looking for a favorite trans-Atlantic carrier – they all have minor strong points and glaring weaknesses.  And now that we have flown to Asia, and look forward to doing more of that in the future, we are also looking for a palatable carrier for long flights.

But that is a story for another post.  In this post, I want to tell you about how our recent flights that started off our trip to India went.  We had decided that it might be good to split the long flight to India in half, and therefore decided to fly on Virgin Atlantic, with a stopover in London’s main Heathrow Airport.  That way, each leg of the trip was 7 to 8 hours, with a layover in London of about 90 minutes, totaling 16 or 17 hours.  In other words, we would get to India in less than a day, and have a chance to stretch our legs at the halfway point.  Great idea, right?

Only, with it being very cold that morning we left New York City, there was a problem with a frozen valve, and they couldn’t get water onto the plane.  Thus, we left more than an hour late, missed our connection in London, had to stay overnight at Heathrow, and lost the better part of half a day in India.  I spoke to some Indian families we met waiting in line to check into the Sofitel at Heathrow, and they said that in the winter, it is common for this missed connection scenario to play out.  We were quite aggravated to be starting out our trip this way, but it turned out to be a good thing (I will talk more about this later).

Other than leaving late, this flight had several other areas that left something to be desired.  This being an older fleet of airplanes, the Airbus A330-300, there was no usb port at my seat to charge my phone.  Thus, once my phone ran out of battery, I had to go to my backup for entertainment, a hard book I had brought with me (David McCullough’s 1776 – a fine read, make no mistake).  The movie hardware at my seat was also very much outdated and pretty much useless – the video was so dark that I couldn’t see much of anything of several movies I tried to watch, and the audio only played through one of my earpieces, and it was quite garbled.  So after trying to watch a movie for about 15 minutes, I realized it was a futile exercise.

As for the food on this flight, it was ok, but there wasn’t much of it.  The one dinner entree that was dairy free was a chicken curry, with about 2 little pieces of chicken in it.  Other than that, all I could eat was a roll and some dry salad – the rest of the food provided was a block of cheese, a pad of butter, and a salad dressing with parmesan cheese.  My bad to some extent since I didn’t request a special meal, but just to be safe, I did bring a sandwich on board, and a good thing I did, because otherwise I would’ve been hungry.  Not only the dinner was insufficient, but the rest of the offerings during the flight – an ice cream dessert and a snack of a cheese sandwich – were dairy-full and nothing I could eat.

We had purchased the extra leg room seats, which was good and bad.  Good, because my knees didn’t bang against the seat in front of me (which as a man over 6 feet tall is a constant concern), but bad because the seats are so narrow in width that I was constantly vigilant not to elbow poor Therese sitting next to me. And the shape of the seats is also not so great for a tall person – my lower back was killing me by the time the flight was over.

Overall, you can see that it wasn’t a great flight.  And landing at Heathrow Airport wasn’t the greatest thing, either.  When you arrive at Heathrow on an international flight, they make you walk, seriously, more than a mile to get to either customs (if you are staying in London) or your connecting flight.  We landed around 8:30pm, and didn’t get to our hotel (which was in the airport!) until 10pm.  What a drag.  But arriving at the Sofitel, adjacent to Heathrow’s Terminal 5, our luck started to turn.

As we were checking in, we discovered that we got a voucher for dinner in the Sofitel’s restaurant, Vivre.  I was so tired I could hardly see, but I ordered a chicken curry entree, and it was everything the curry I had eaten on the airplane many hours later was not.  It was flavorful, with lots of chicken and vegetables, and there was plenty of it.  With every bite of that food, I felt my frustration at having missed our connection melting away.

When we arrived in our room at the Sofitel, my transformation back into a relaxed human being picked up its pace.  The room size was fairly large, but what really made it a great hotel room was the bathroom.  There was a king-sized bathtub in there (as well as a separate glass-walled shower), and once I had run myself a hot back and percolated in their for a while, I was a happy human being.  I came out of that bath saying, “you know, it was awfully nice of Virgin Atlantic to put us up here overnight!”

And truth be told, the best thing Virgin Atlantic did for us up to that point was to put us up at the Heathrow Sofitel overnight.  Night only did we have a dinner voucher – we also got free breakfast from the buffet the next day.  I regret that I didn’t get a photo of the buffet, because it was beautiful.  I did take photos of my breakfast, to give you an idea of how comfortable they made me.  And in case you’re wondering, the cereal is with soy milk (or soya milk, as they labeled it, if you prefer).

The next best thing Virgin Atlantic did for us was to put us on a British Airways flight to Delhi leaving midday on Sunday and arriving in Delhi in the early hours of Monday morning.  Therese emailed our Oberoi contact to let them know of our changed flight plans, and we casually wandered toward the British Airways check-in, ready for the second leg of our India flight.

In my next post, I will tell you about our experiences with British Airways to Delhi, and our reception at the New Delhi Oberoi Hotel.

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The Dairy Free Traveler Top 10 Posts of 2014

The Dairy Free Traveler Top 10 Posts of 2014

The Dairy Free Traveler Top 10 Posts of 2014

I know I am much overdo in posting a best of list for 2014.  But I thought that if I were going to do one, I should focus on what were your favorite posts of the year.  So in reverse order, the 10 most-read posts of 2014 are as follows:

10. Valentine’s Day leftovers re-purposed: succulent seafood curry. Leave me on a dessert island with lots of coconuts, and I would be happy! So any dish that has a coconut milk base is going to thrill me. Throw some seafood into the mix, and all the better still.

9. Culinaria Hungary by Anikó Gergeley – pork pörkölt recipe (a review). My initial consternation that what I had always called goulash is actually called something totally different by Hungarians was quickly replaced by a great curiosity about all things Hungarian. When a dear friend gifted me with this book, she fed my curiosity big time. Pörkölt, with the umlauts – it’s what’s for dinner!

8. Avoiding dairy while traveling, trick no. 1: Asian cuisines. I was astonished when we visited France in 2014 by how many Asian people we saw. I figured, does that mean good Asian food in France? If so, that would give me a chance to leave behind the minefield of French cuisine for the safe haven of Chinese or Japanese food. So one night in Rouen, I thought, “Let’s find out how good sushi in Normandy can be.” My friends, it was pretty good!

7. Dairy-free in Paris, France: a progress report. You don’t have to twist my arm to get me to talk about France. But the good news about the growing market for dairy free fare there makes me especially happy to tell everyone all about what’s going on there. And since I wrote this post, there has been a lot more progress. Hmmm, time for an update!

6. The Dairy Allergy, part one: my story. Let’s face it, this blog is all about me. That what I have to say is of interest to others is very gratifying. And to see that my story was one of the most popular posts last year humbles me, and reminds me of two of my goals for this year. First, I want to get to know other food allergy bloggers better, following up on the relationships I began building at last September’s Food Allergy Bloggers Conference. Second, I will share some of their stories here. I am sure you will be excited to hear their stories.

5. Cooking Classes, NYC: Sur la Table, Eataly, ICE and elsewhere. Cooling classes can be found just about anywhere these days. Major cities have schools and restaurants and homecooks who offer classes that can be anywhere between an hour and a day long. Some offer series that go on for weeks or even months. What separates New York City from other places is the sheer breadth of cuisines offered in cooking classes and the wide range of prices. Surprisingly, there are some great bargains to be found in cooking classes in my hometown!

4. Dairy Free in the Air: Special Meals on Airlines.  As I prepare for our upcoming trip to India, I know that one of the things I have to do is call the airline, tell them about my allergy, and see what they can do for me in presenting me with a meal that is dairy free without just being a bread stick or a pile of limp lettuce.  Some of the airlines we use a lot, like Delta, do not do a very good job usually, but every once in a while, they surprise you (a chicken salad I recently ate on a Delta flight was actually quite good).

3. Movie Theater Snacking, the Dairy Free Way.  I love movies and for me, there is still nothing like seeing a film in a big theater in a plush comfy seat.  Snacks are sometimes a challenge.  Sure, there’s always Junior Mints.  But if I want something more fancy, I may have to sneak it in with me.

2. Trader Joe’s: Dairy Free Favorites.  Along with Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s is one of my favorite places to shop for food in New York City.  Both of them have several locations as well.  For Trader Joe’s, my favorite location is the Chelsea one – while the lines TJ’s is famous for are apparent in that store, they don’t interfere with shopping as much as the lines in other locations do.  And while TJ’s is not quite as dairy free-friendly as Whole Foods, they do feature some wonderful dairy free options, and when I find these, I am always excited to share them with you!

1. Starbucks Chocolate Chai Latte: a New Dairy Free Option.  Here we are, with your choice for the most popular post of 2014!  In fact, this post is my most popular of all time.  Maybe it is the Starbucks connection, or maybe it is the combination of Starbucks and being able to find something dairy free there.  Certainly, they do not have many options.  I for one would love to see them start to stock almond milk as a second dairy free milk choice, since I am not much of a fan of soy milk.  Pretty much every other coffee store in lower Manhattan carries almond milk.  But for now, it is at least nice to know that, wherever I get stuck looking for a coffee/chai tea beverage, as long as there is a Starbucks nearby, I will at least have a couple of dairy free options!

One of the surprises for me in looking over this list is that none of these posts were written in 2014.  As a blogger, it is always gratifying to see posts that have staying power, whose popularity continues from year to year.  But the other side of that is regretting that the posts I wrote in 2014 didn’t capture my readers’ attention like the earlier ones.  In 2015, I will use these 10 as an inspiration, in the hopes that I can write some posts that will prove compelling and useful for readers throughout the year, and in years to come!

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At-home Mazemen

At-home Mazemen

At-home Mazemen

After a vigorous work-out, or a busy day, I will occasionally indulge in what I will call, for lack of a better term, At-home Mazemen.  Let me explain.

Like many Americans, I have eaten my share of packaged ramen noodles.  In fact, you could say that I got through graduate school on them.  However, I have never prepared them according to the directions on the package.  Rather than have a soupy concoction with some noodles to be fished out of it, I much prefer a thick, saucy dish, with just enough broth to coat the noodles.

Again, like many Americans, I ate the cheap packaged ramen I could find in my supermarket.  But after graduate school, I started exploring, trying to see if I could find a packaged ramen that was really good, rather than the gluey noodles and fake tasting sauce I was used to.  I went to where I thought that more of a variety of ramens might be found, to Kam Man Market on Canal Street, in Manhattan’s Chinatown.

For those who don’t know about Kam Man, it is a multi-level supermarket that has pretty much everything you would think of when you think of Asian food.  Jars of Hoisin sauce.  Woks and Asian tea pots.  Packages of wood ear mushrooms.  Well, sure enough, Kam Man sold a mess of different brands of ramen, and at prices much lower than I had seen in my local supermarket.  I was thrilled, and bought a variety of brands to see which one, if any, I liked the best.

When I brought my basketful of ramens to the counter to pay, the ladies thought I was nuts.  I guess they were thinking, “What?  A Caucasian dude eating spicy ramen?  He probably has no idea what he is getting into!”  They pointed at the packages and said in a cautioning tone, “very spicy!”  I nodded and said, “yes, I know.”  Not to be deterred, they said it again – “Ve-e-ery spicy!”  I smiled and went ahead and purchased my ramens over their strenuous objections.

Sure enough, there was one that stood head and shoulders above the rest: Nong Shim.  This a Korea-based company that makes a number of different varieties.  The kind I usually buy is a spicy one called Shin Ramyun, but all of them are quite delicious if handled correctly.

That last part is my own prejudice you might say.  Because again, I don’t follow the directions.  Here is how I prepare my Mazemen (and I will tell you about that word a little later):

In a sauce pan, bring just enough water or (preferred) chicken stock to cover the noodles to a boil.  Add the noodles, and stir until the noodles are nearly cooked (2 to 3 minutes).  Then add the flavor packets (half the pepper sauce and all of everything else) and stir, and turn the heat down to low.  Let the noodles continue to simmer for another 90 seconds to 2 minutes.  At this point most of the stock should have evaporated or become stuck to the noodles.  Toss the noodles once to make sure they are all well-coated with sauce, and then pour them into a bowl.  Finish the dish with a drizzle of 1 to 2 teaspoons of toasted sesame oil, stir one more time, and enjoy!

I should say that there are a million ways to get creative with these noodles.  You can cook proteins (chicken, small meatballs, seafood) in the stock before cooking the noodles, and then add the protein back in at the end.  You can add vegetables – although my advice there is to cook them separately, because they interfere with the noodle cooking/sauce creation.  Over the years, I have probably eaten my noodles a hundred different ways, although I usually eat them the simple way I described above.

By the way, if you have never had toasted sesame oil, that stuff is gold.  If you’ve been eating Chinese food for years and there is this flavor you really like, this smoky nutty flavor, that you can’t identify, that is probably toasted sesame oil.  Since my early days of eating Nong Shim Ramen, I always make sure to have a bottle of toasted sesame oil in my cabinet.

One of the things that thrilled me about this dish from the beginning was that it was dairy free.  But that is not to say it is necessarily healthy.  The flavor packets often contain MSG, which I know many people prefer not to eat.  But this is a quick and easy yummy snack.  And if you don’t want to use the flavor packets, you can create your own sauce, which I have also done many times.  Just go to the Asian food section of your supermarket and select an Asian-style marinade/sauce and drizzle a bit of that over your noodles near the end, stir it up, and I bet that will be just as good as anything I have ever created with my packaged ramen.

As for the name, for many years, I thought that what I was doing was making my ramen the wrong way.  Little did I know that the saucy ramen has its own name: Mazemen.  I found this out just in the last couple years, when first at Yuji Ramen in the Bowery Whole Foods Supermarket, and then at a Wine & Food Festival dinner put on by Chef Ivan Orkin, I ate their mazemen with great relish.  Now granted, their dish is a little different than what I do.  They use buckwheat noodles that are thicker and chewier than the noodles in Nong Shim’s ramens.  But as for the sauce, what they are doing in Mazemen is EXACTLY the same thing I have been doing for more than 20 years when I make my ramen.

If you look up Mazemen on the Internet, you won’t find much.  There isn’t even a Wikipedia article about it yet, which shows you how new it is (or how rare).  Most references call it a “dry” or “brothless” ramen, both of which characterizations don’t adequately describe it.  Saucy rather than soupy is how I prefer to think of it.

Most of the references you will find to mazemen on the Internet will be related to Chef Ivan or Chef Yuji.  Did one of them invent it?  Or someone else?  I have no idea.  Maybe it was one of those Japanese secrets that you would only know about if you had traveled there and been to some out-of-the-way ramen bar where mad genius ramen chefs invent things like mazemen.  I have no idea.

I just know that when I get back home from roller-blading or a long walk on a hot day, nothing does it for me like a big jug of cold water, and a nice bowl of my At-home Mazemen.  Happy noodle cooking, my friends.

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Sarah Bernhardt Restaurant Prague

Sarah Bernhardt Restaurant Prague

Sarah Bernhardt Restaurant Prague

The dinner Therese, Eileen and I enjoyed at Sarah Bernhardt Restaurant Prague was probably the best meal we experienced during our time in the Czech Republic back in September.  So I feel that it is only fitting that my post about Sarah Bernhardt’s should be both my last post about our Czech Republic trip, and my first post of 2015.

I told you previously a little about Sarah Bernhardt.  Our evening there had all the elements to make it a magical one: great food, great setting and outstanding service.  Let me begin by telling you about the service.  The young lady who waited on us was very friendly and extremely helpful.  When I told her about my dairy allergy, her response was to say, “pick anything from the menu, and the chef will find a way to make it for you.”  How incredible is that!  I have been accommodated greatly on many occasions in restaurants over the years, but that is the first time I have gotten such a blanket positive response.

When she brought our bread, she presented me with my own plate of condiments: olive oil, salt and balsamic vinegar, to go with two different kinds of delicious bread, a light and a dark.

Bread with Condiments

Bread with Condiments

For my appetizer, I chose a seasonal specialty, chanterelle mushrooms flambéed table-side with port wine.  I remember hearing someone on food television making a derisive remark about table-side service, saying it is passé.  Well, this was my first experience with it, and I thought it was pretty cool.  The waitress wheeled over a portable gas stove, and then brought the port and the mushrooms.  Then she poured some port into what looked like a Turkish coffee pot, lit a burner and started warming the port.  Then she put the mushrooms into a copper pan (as I recall, with some chopped arugula) over another burner, poured the warmed port over them, got the port alit, and cooked the mushrooms as the flame died down.  The important thing is that the result was delicious.

Chanterelle Mushroom Starter

Chanterelle Mushroom Starter

For my entrée, I chose a dish of veal medallions with a truffle demi-glace, grilled artichoke stuffed with ratatouille and house-made tagliolini pasta.  It was just as extraordinary as it sounds.

Veal Medallions with Black Truffle Demi-glace, Grilled Artichoke Stuffed with Ratatouille and Tagliolini

Veal Medallions with Black Truffle Demi-glace, Grilled Artichoke Stuffed with Ratatouille and Tagliolini

Normally, the pasta would be presented bathed in some sort of cream sauce.  For me, they offered it plain, but it scarcely mattered since I could dip it in the demi-glace, which was extraordinary (I am a big sauce lover, and this was a rich, complex, satisfying sauce).  And the veal medallions were tender and full of flavor.  The star of this dish, however, was the grilled artichoke and ratatouille.  I could’ve eaten a plateful of those.  It was not a spicy, overly-saucy ratatouille – it was just diced tomato, onion, pepper and eggplant lightly seasoned and cooked well within their artichoke heart home.

My meal was accompanied, as were so many of our meals in the Czech Republic, by a glorious local wine.  I regret that I did not take note of the name or the precise nature of my enjoyment.  For 2015, I pledge to you that I will talk more about beverages in my posts.

The décor in the Sarah Bernhardt Restaurant makes visiting there a joy all by itself.  Named after the famous turn-of-the-century actress, the sign outside (a photo of which I posted at the outset of this writing) shows her in one of the classic illustrations of her by renowned Czech artist Alphonse Mucha.  It all fits because Mucha’s Bernhardt posters were entirely Art Nouveau in style, just as is the restaurant and the Hotel Paris in which it resides.  I will let this extraordinary décor speak for itself.

We ate at Sarah Bernhardt on a Tuesday night, and it was very quiet there.  So in spite of being such a great restaurant, it is not hard to find a table there on a weeknight.  We had called ahead and made a reservation just to be sure.  And I should not neglect to mention that the restaurant excels in a fourth element as well: location.  It is directly across the street from the Municipal House, and just west of Namesti Republiky (Republic Square).  For us, it was just a short walk from our hotel.

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King Solomon Restaurant Prague

King Solomon Restaurant Prague

King Solomon Restaurant Prague

When you walk up to the front door of King Solomon Restaurant Prague, in the heart of the Czech capital’s Jewish Quarter, the first thing you learn is that American First Lady Michelle Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have both eaten there.  I was not concerned about whether I would be welcome there based on my political leanings.  But I suppose if I was, I would glean from this first experience that I would be welcome there no matter what.

In any case, after walking through the labyrinth of the Jewish Quarter and its historic synagogues and cemetery, I was ready to sit down and enjoy a good meal.  I would not be disappointed at King Solomon.

First of all, with it being a kosher restaurant, I was assured by the waiter that everything on the menu is dairy free (woohoo!).  So I ordered freely.  I began with their signature Matzo Ball Soup.

My Appetizer of Matzo Ball Soup

My Appetizer of Matzo Ball Soup

Ah, this was just what I needed.  The rich broth and the chunks of carrot and chicken, and of course the chewy matzo ball, revived me.  I slurped up this good soup, and was ready for my entrée of goose breast and potato croquettes.

My Entree - Goose Breast and Potato Croquettes

My Entree – Goose Breast and Potato Croquettes

I had had my first taste of goose ever just a few days earlier when I enjoyed a goose leg confit at Kolkovna Celnice.  That was quite delicious.  This was extraordinary.  The luscious slices of breast, the rich giblet-y gravy, and most of all, the incredible croquettes made this a meal to remember.  The croquettes – wow!  Soft and creamy inside, lightly toasted and crispy on the outside.  I gotta try my hand at making some of these.

Therese also had a really good lunch.  Her appetizer was a bowl of borscht, and her entrée was a stuffed cabbage.

Believe me, her food looked so good that I wished I had had a second stomach, so that I could order those dishes as well as my own!  As it was, I regrettably could not finish my goose breast entrée, though it was not for lack of trying.  I was stuffed! and so happy.

The airy dining room where we ate our lunch was very nice, by the way.

King Solomon's Airy Rear Dining Room

King Solomon’s Airy Rear Dining Room

Well, I may not be Bibi Netanyahu, or Michelle Obama, but I can tell you that I loved our lunch at King Solomon.  And I will be searching for kosher restaurants in cities we visit in the future, because there is nothing like being able to order everything on the menu!  Thank you, King Solomon!

King Solomon's Sign

King Solomon’s Sign

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Prague Jewish Quarter

Prague Jewish Quarter

Prague Jewish Quarter

When we visited the Prague Jewish Quarter, we toured the many historic buildings which make up the Jewish Museum.  There were several synagogues and an old meeting house, and a historic cemetery (I will give some details on these places below).  However, you won’t see a lot of photos of these places in my blog, for the simple reason that there is no photography allowed in any of those places.  An exception was the cemetery, where you could purchase a photography permit – we didn’t get a permit, but when we saw that the booth where you usually buy these permits was closed, we decided it would be ok if we snapped a photo or two.

The one place I did get a good photo was outside of the Spanish Synagogue, which began our tour.

Spanish Synagogue

Spanish Synagogue

This building was gorgeous both inside and out, and really the highlight for me of our tour of the area.  The interior was ornate, decorated in the Moorish style that is apparent on the outside.  And in the balcony, there were numerous display cases that commemorated many great artists and writers and statesman from Czech Jewish culture.

The rest of the Jewish Quarter tour reminded me once again that, for the remaining European Jews, the horrors of World War II and the Holocaust are still a vivid memory.  The Pinkas Synagogue, with its walls covered in the names of the people taken from area Jewish communities to the concentration camps, is unremittingly somber, and the mood established while there continued for me throughout the rest of the morning.

I was also reminded that, for Prague’s Jews (and those in communities throughout Europe), ill-treatment didn’t begin in the 20th century.  Prague’s Jews were squeezed into a tiny ghetto northeast of the Old Town.  When they were allowed to leave the ghetto in the late-nineteenth century, the city condemned the buildings left behind, tore everything down, and rebuilt the neighborhood.  As a result, there are many beautiful Art Nouveau office and apartment buildings in the area.

As we left behind the synagogues and cemetery and thought about lunch, there were occasional reminders of what we had just seen, as under our feet, embedded in the sidewalk, were gold tiles listing the names of some of the Jewish people from the neighborhood who were taken away to the concentration camps.

Tiles Commemorating Prague's Lost Jews

Tiles Commemorating Prague’s Lost Jews

After the strong medicine that was our tour of the neighborhood, I felt like I had earned a good lunch, and so we found our way to the area’s foremost kosher restaurant, King Solomon, where we looked forward to a transcendent meal.

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