Croatian Food – Cusine
About Croatian Cusine:
Croatian cuisine is heterogeneous, and is therefore known as “the cuisine of regions”.
Its modern roots date back to Proto-Slavic and ancient periods and the differences in the selection of foodstuffs and forms of cooking are most notable between those on the mainland and those in coastal regions.
Mainland cuisine is more characterized by the earlier Proto-Slavic and the more recent contacts with the more famous gastronomic orders of today – Hungarian, Viennese and Turkish – while the coastal region bears the influences of the Greek, Roman and Illyrian, as well as of the later Mediterranean cuisine – Italian and French.
Croatia has some great red wines. Some of the best ones are Kastelet (especially 1996 and 1997), Plavac and Babic. All of these are from Dalmatia and are especially good with fish and meat dishes, best served at room temp.
One might also wish to try Istrian Merlot, but if you’re travelling to Croatia, you’ll be able to taste some great locally produced wines in konobas (traditional tapas bars), guest houses and bars which are generally not available in shops. For a sweeter, liqueur-like dessert wine try Prosek, very smooth, light wine drank after dinner or sometimes as an aperitif.
Some of the better known white wines are Posip, Kastelet and Pljesivica (often drunk in the north mixed with sparkling water, called gemisht) and Daruvarski Rizling, a white wine.
You might also wish to try some Croatia liqueurs, such as Maraschino (made from Maraska cherries in Zadar region), Kruskovac (from pears), Orahovac (walnut), Sljivovica (plum brandy) etc. which vary from region to region. (source: The Croatian National Tourist Office)
Croatian Food and Wine Articles and Photos:
Cheese from Pag Island among the best in the worldŽigljen cheese, produced on Pag Island has received an important international award – it is selected among the best cheese in the world, winning the ‘super gold medal’ at the World Cheese Awards 2011 (www.finefoodworld.co.uk/wca) The winning hard cheese, produces in Gligor’s dairy on Pag, is made entirely from locally sourced sheep … Read more » Cheese from Pag Island among the best in the world
Solana Nin – the new Salt MuseumA new salt museum was recently opened as addition to Nin salt evaporation pond . The museum offers a complete insight into the extraction of salt, which follows the same tradition as in Roman times. The sea water naturally falls through the pools of the ponds where it evaporates with the help of sun and … Read more » Solana Nin – the new Salt Museum
History in a Dish – Croatian FoodIf you go to Zagorje, try the local štrukli (a type of strudel). If you find yourself in Slavonia, try the kulen (a hot and spicy salami). If you lose your way in the heart of Istria, don’t miss the local venison stew with macaroni noodles. If you end up … Read more » History in a Dish – Croatian Food
Croatian wines the biggest discovery of this year’s competitionCroatian wines have thrilled the judges with their quality and they were proclaimed the hit of this year’s competition that was organized by the well-known UK magazine Decanter during which they won eight gold, five silver and 11 bronze medals, and also three wine varieties received recommendations. All the wine … Read more » Croatian wines the biggest discovery of this year’s competition
Authentic Cuisine from Vis IslandIn yesterday’s edition of Guardian.co.uk, the article about food and drink of Vis Island has been published. There is also a 9 minute video accompanying the article that features some local klapa music and comments of local people about Vis, its history farming, fishing, making wine and singing. The title … Read more » Authentic Cuisine from Vis Island
Grape and Wine Festival on BracAt the beginning of October, in Supetar on the Island of Brac, the traditional autumn event, “Grape and Wine Festival”, is held. The festival is a week of local cuisine devoted to the “varenik”, a traditional preparation made from young wine, which makes traditional Dalmatian meals even better and tastier. … Read more » Grape and Wine Festival on Brac
New Ilok accommodation with a view of vineyardsAs of spring this year, visitors who choose to visit the Croatian town of Ilok and its surrounding area, enjoy the many vineyards and taste excellent wine, will be able to use five 4-star apartments and a presidential apartment in Principovac near Ilok. After completion of this phase, Ilo?ki podrumi … Read more » New Ilok accommodation with a view of vineyards
Vineyards and Wine Cellars of IlokWhen speaking of Ilok, Croatia’s easternmost city, for most people the first thing that comes to mind is good wine. This is, however, a city also known for its wealth of cultural heritage. Visible monuments have remained of every historical epoch that vividly recalls former rulers and it is because … Read more » Vineyards and Wine Cellars of Ilok
The museum of Olive Oil Making at Island of BracThe Museum of Olive Oil Making is opened in the village of Mirca – small place located on the northern part of the island of Brac. The village has always been known as a village of oil makers. The museum is located in the premises of the existing oil making facility, … Read more » The museum of Olive Oil Making at Island of Brac
Istrian specialties presented around the worldThe Italian gastro-guide Veronelli and the French Vienna-licensed guide Gault Millau present Croatian specialties and restaurants on their pages – to be specific, those from Istria and Kvarner. The two gastro-guides present a total of 32 Istrian restaurants, and five in Opatija. The Italian gastro-guide Veronelli was printed in 40 … Read more » Istrian specialties presented around the world
- Dalmatian Cuisine
- Wines of Croatia
- Fish and Fish Specialities of Dalmatia: Dalmatia with its large islands of Brac, Hvar and Mljet and hundreds of smaller islands is a unique area for a variety of fishes, fishing and maritime culinary culture.
- Food and Wine in Slavonia
- Croatia Fruit and Veg Photos – a small gallery of fruit and veg photos of Croatia
- Food and Wine Photo Gallery
- Food market in Zagreb, Croatia
- Fish in Croatia Photos – fish is very popular food in the coastal part of Croatia.