While we were in Texas, we were lucky to hear about a kolache festival going on in a nearby town.
Never heard of a kolache before?
A creation from the Czech Republic, kolaches are kind of like a buttery danish or sweet bun with fruit or cream cheese embellishments; some of them even have sausage, cheese, and (gasp) jalapenos. I'm fairly confident the addition of jalapenos as a filling was dreamed up by a Texan visionary.
In any case, they are TASTY and since both of us spent some time in the Czech Republic in our past, we wanted to relive them. So off we set for the festival.
On the drive up there, I was reminded of a quest years ago in which I attended the Poteet Strawberry Festival near San Antonio. The Poteet festival was quite a local event, so popular in fact that we sat for hours in traffic, faced all perils to get there- one unfortunate individual was even killed on the highway, and found to our dismay upon arrival that there was not a single strawberry in sight. Nope not one. Turkey legs and sausage tortillas and beer, yes. Strawberries, no. Who am I to question why?
So I couldn't help but wonder if the kolache festival would turn out to be the same... in fairness we were warned that the kolaches run out fast. By 9:00 am even. 9:00 am!
So in true Texas spirit, this is what we found at the kolache festival:
Finally after wandering the maze of carnival food, we stumbled on this
Almost takes me all the way back to the Charles Bridge, listening to Dvorak, and reading Kafka...