Preparations for the National Multicultural Festival are in full swing at the Czechoslovak club, Beseda. This year the club is preparing 220 kg of potatoes to make ‘Bramborák’ – traditional Czech potato pancakes.
Czechoslovak Australian Association of Canberra and Region vice-president Ales Zezulka with club member, Jan Suchovsky, head of the National Multicultural Festival. Source: CanberraTimes. Picture: Elesa Kurtz
Since the festival began, 25 years ago, Beseda has taken part every single year. Potato pancakes prepared by Beseda members have proven to be a hit in past years. This year they are trying out a vegetarian recipe without pork so that everyone can have a taste of the traditional Czech dish. Beseda’s stand is very popular at the festival and festival-goers can wash down the scrumptious Czech food with Černovar – a Czech beer that Beseda has on tap.
The festival is expected to draw more than 200,000 visitors and without a doubt a large amount of them will be visitng Beseda’s stand for food and refreshments.
You can read an interview with the vice-president of Beseda, Ales Zezulka, over at Canberra Times: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6641237/the-multicultural-festival-stall-that-uses-220kg-of-spuds/