I'm Tracy, a recent graduate who completed her Master of Arts in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and her Master of Global Policy Studies in 2020 at the University of Texas at Austin. I have been studying Czech culture and language for the past five years and am interested in everything food-related. My first experience with Czech cuisine was in 2016 on a summer language program in Prague. The food reminded me so much of my grandmother's Polish style of cooking and, even though it is not the healthiest cuisine, I was hooked. Texas is a wonderful place to study Czech because the large diaspora of Texas Czechs maintain their heritage through community events, libraries, and museum exhibitions!
After completing this project in 2018, I wrote my master's report on food and politics in the Czech Republic by exploring consolidation in the food system through the lens of a single food item: the stuffed doughnut, or kobliha. My report is available on the University of Texas at Austin's ScholarWorks digital repository under the title, "Jsme plne koblih: Food and Politics in the Czech Republic."
Please feel free to email me with any questions or comments about this project: