Monday, October 31, 2011

Radio Prague Today 10.31.2011

Articles posted on www.radio.cz today

Sports News 31.10.2011

In Sports News: Czech tennis player Petra Kvitová caps best season with WTA Championship triumph; in football, Liberec & Viktoria Plzeň notch up victories while league leader Sparta slip; in the NHL, Montreal Canadiens Plekanec helps sink Bruins in their home-and-home series, while in the Extraliga Budějovice down Slavia.

President awards highest state honours

As is customary on the Day of Czechoslovak Independence, the Czech president awarded the highest honours of the land last week to doctors and scientists, soldiers and artists, political prisoners and everyday heroes. Many received the orders of the Czech Republic after tremendous travails, one after giving his own life.

Paul Day – owner of Prague's newly opened and much praised Asian fusion restaurant Sansho

Paul Day was born and raised in Stafford, in the UK's West Midlands, where he started working as a butcher, his first food industry job. After working in two Michelin-starred restaurants in London, the chef came to Prague and has recently opened a restaurant of his own, Sansho. In its first weeks of being open, the Asian fusion restaurant quickly became the one place everyone was talking about – and now, Sansho is fully booked most days – even at lunch. I met the chef at the restaurant, where he told me about the flavors that fascinate him, how Prague's dining scene differs from London's, and what first sparked his interest in food and cooking.