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 →

Slovene Cuisine #6: Gibanica

Gibanica is possibly the most calorie-dense cake in the world. Perfect for when you've just climbed a towering Alpine peak. Or maybe you just have a craving for something decadently indulgent. If so, read on to find out more. Prekmurska Gibanica Prekmurska Gibanica, to give the desert its full title, originates from the Prekmurje region... Continue Reading →

Slovene Cuisine #5: Kranjska Klobasa

Kranjska klobasa literally means 'sausage from the Kranjska (Carniola) region.' It is an authentic Slovene product which has gained worldwide fame and popularity. Read on to find out more about Slovenia's most iconic sausage! Origins and ingredients of the Kranjska Klobasa Kranjska klobasa gained 'Protected Geographical Indication' status in 2015, meaning that a sausage can... Continue Reading →

Slovene Cuisine #3: Bled Cream Slice

No trip to Bled would be complete without sampling the local sweet-toothed delicacy: Kremšnita or Bled Cream Cake. The name Kremšnita is a 'Slovenisation' of the German Cremeschnitte, so you will sometimes find it referred to as the more Slovenian-sounding Kremna Rezina. A cake by any other name would taste as sweet? You decide... History... Continue Reading →

Slovene Cuisine #2: Goulash

'Wait!' I hear you cry: 'Goulash is from Hungary! Or is it Austria? It certainly isn't from Slovenia!' While it's true that Goulash has its origins in Austro-Hungarian cuisine, it is very popular all over Slovenia owing to the fact that Slovenia was once part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Read on to find out more,... Continue Reading →

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