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“Cooking over the centuries!”
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Gastronomy Museum Prague
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Due to technical reasons Gastronomy Museum Prague exhibits are open to upfront registered groups of minimum 5 people. For reservations please call or SMS Thank you for your kind understanding. Museum is depicting in very vivid form entire history of cooking and food preparation from early days of human kind, through stone age, medieval smoke kitchen, renaissance palace kitchen, first coal, gas and electrical stove, origin and forms of beer brewing, story of distillates, wine regions in CR and list of famous chefs in history of culinary arts.
San Mateo
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187 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Cooking over the centuries!”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

A nice little museum. An attempt has been made to timeline the culinary tastes and general cooking techniques, tools and utensils from over a million years ago to recent times. On certain days they have cooking classes and lectures. A nice reasonable priced gift shop offers high quality items.

Visited September 2013
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Rehovot, Israel
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very nice museum”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

The museum is very nice and informative. Good location in the center. Nice owners. Resonable price and good value. Very recommended!

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Elena G
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A good little find”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is a small museum, but the sheer variety of aspects of food production and consumption displayed in the various rooms gives something of interest for everybody. Whether you are interested in ancient history, or Czech history, or modern technology, or food sources, or drinks you will find a room that you spend half an hour in. You will also have a chat with one of the hosts, which was probably the best part of our visit.

Visited August 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“An Excellent and Most Enriching Experience”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

As a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the American Institute of Wine and Food, and a full time faculty member at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Indianapolis I was so very pleased to see the high standards of this new and unique museum. The museum is just a little over one year old and it is still developing. How fortunate the Czechs must feel to have their culinary history preserved and revived in this center of cuisine. When visiting the Czech Republic you must remember that Czech food culture was almost destroyed by two totalitarian regimes. One chef told me that asparagus was almost annihilated from the plate while the Soviets were in control and the chefs during that same time were restricted in what they could cook...they used a book loosely translated as Five Hundred Warm Meals. Prague use to be considered one of the worst places to eat in Europe, now it is unquestionably one of the best. The museum celebrates this renaissance that is happening in restaurants, food festivals, farmer's markets, food writing, and food culture in general. I was fortunate to meet Ladislav the director who is working so very hard to make this multifunctional facility a success. I was somewhat surprised to see a negative review as the reviewer's depiction seemed almost mean spirited. I loved the display from the Hotel Paris featuring old silver pieces, china, menus, and a model of the not-to-be missed "Paris Cake." I stayed at the wonderful Paris Hotel which is located two minutes from the museum. Ladislav should send visitors over to the hotel for a piece of the marzipan cloaked chocolate mousse and chocolate cake which will make you think of Sarah Bernard, Albert Einstein, and so many others who loved this cake. If you have interest in food, visit this museum and do not miss the gift shop for superb souvenirs. Prague even has a chocolate museum. I wish all cities were so civilized.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank julsteve
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A delightful, unusual little gem”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

We were entranced by this museum and the enthusiasm and knowledge of the people running it. It explored our history through the medium of food and provided a different and fascinating perspective on how life was led through the different periods.

Visited August 2013
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