Experiments in Taste #5: Chilli non Carne!

This week, I bring you another vegan recipe. I love chilli: it's such an adaptable recipe, and easily converted to a vegan version. The ingredients below are just a suggestion; you can really let your imagination run wild with this one! Ingredients 2 large onions, finely diced4-6 cloves of garlic, minced1-2 fresh chillies (optional)1 red... Continue Reading →

Slovene Cuisine #12: Burek

'Wait! I hear you cry: 'Burek is not a Slovene dish! It most definitely came to the Balkans via Turkey.' Well, this is certainly true, but burek is to Slovenia what the pasty is to the UK: a hot and tasty fast food item to eat on the go, a cheap lunch option and most... Continue Reading →

Slovene Cuisine #11: Jota

As the cold weather continues in the Northern Hemisphere, I bring you a dish to warm the cockles of your heart. Jota is a thick and hearty soup made with beans and sour cabbage. This dish is a blend of Mediterranean and Central European culinary traditions. It is popular all over Slovenian Istria, and also... Continue Reading →

Slovene Cuisine 10: Stuffed Peppers

The Italians and Hungarians have stuffed peppers; in the former Yugoslav countries both stuffed peppers and stuffed cabbage leaves are popular; and in Greece the recipe becomes stuffed vine leaves. This culinary heritage of filling whatever vegetable you have available with a simple meat stuffing is fascinatingly diverse but also shows the connection between these... Continue Reading →

Slovene Cuisine #9: Potica

This is an authentic Slovenian cake recipe which dates back to the Middle Ages. It is traditionally served at weddings, at Easter and of course at Christmas, which makes it the perfect festive recipe to share with you today. It can be made with a variety of fillings, the most popular and traditional being walnuts... Continue Reading →

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