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Rastoke – Small lakes of Plitvice

Rastoke-3.jpg Rastoke is a magical place and as well part of Slunj, located close to Zagreb. To be precise, at a distance of 100 km. According to the Croatian meaning of the name, water is running and the river Slunjčica…
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Amazing Angel nest in Varaždin, Croatia

Old Town of Varaždin is a great place to see and walk around enjoying Baroque, Rococo, Classicist, and Secessionist houses and villas as well as one of the oldest City Halls in Europe. It’s the city of bell towers and…
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POPPY CAKE / MAKOVNJAČA

Poppy cake, or popularly called “Makovnjača” in Croatia, is a dish that you can hardly bypass during Christmas holidays or even birthday parties. Looking like a loaf of bread with a twirly inside, you might expect something you can barely…
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ROŽATA – CUSTARD FROM DUBROVNIK

Rožata, a dessert originating from medieval Dalmatia but mostly known as a traditional dish from the jewel of Adriatic- Dubrovnik. It’s no wonder that Dubrovnik gave us a type of cake that is special and unique as the city itself.…
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“Krafne” – favorite carnival donuts

In traditional Croatian calendar, February is reserved for carnival in a style of Mardi Gras where children and grown-ups dress up in colorful costumes and therefore have their parades in all Croatian cities. The cold weather at the beginning of…
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Cheese pie – Nostalgic reminder of childhood

The cheese pie is a nostalgic reminder of childhood, grandma’s kitchen and to somebody at his first pastry attempts. This simple but delicious recipe will leave the scent of vanilla in your kitchen! Ingredients: Dough ingredients: 30 dkg hard flour ,a…
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APPLE PIE – A famous classic

Apple pie is a famous classic. It is mostly prepared in the continental part of Croatia but will always be one of the most popular desserts. It will fill your kitchen with the scent of cinnamon and remind you of…
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CROATIAN BLACK PEPPER BISCUIT / PAPRENJACI

Traditional pepper biscuits, “Paprenjaci” are considered a Croatian symbol. You may have encountered these biscuits in case you’ve traveled with Croatia’s national airline company. Most often they are prepared for the holidays and the scent of their preparation is usually associated with…
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DONUTS FROM PRIMOŠTEN

Donuts are usually associated with a carnival. It is believed that this became custom because the ingredients of the donut were once luxurious and for this reason, they were only prepared once a year. Although in Croatia people often link…
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WALNUT CAKE / OREHNJAČA

The famous Orehnjača, which is basically a walnut cake is a traditional specialty typically prepared in continental Croatia. Ask any local what would their grandma prepare for dessert during, for example, Christmas or Easter lunch. This pastry is a hit for…
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PASTA WITH CABBAGE / KRPICE SA ZELJEM

Pasta with cabbage is the real taste of childhood. This dish is a reminder of pleasant memories from childhood. It’s so easy to make, it’s delicious and it keeps you full for hours. What more can you ask for?  Here’s…
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BLOOD SAUSAGES WITH SOUR CABBAGE

This simple traditional specialty from the continental part of Croatia is certainly one of the most delicious winter dishes! Although this dish might remind you of the Alps and Alpine kitchen, this dish truly is inspired by them but like…
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PERFECTLY GRILLED MEAT

Grilled meat with an addition of vegetables is a standard dish for most people. Depending on the culture, country, and commons, this tasty combination can vary in infinite versions. Whether you like it spicy, well-done, medium rare or plain, you…
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GRILLED FISH – An ideal summer meal

You no longer have to think what to prepare for an ideal summer meal! Enjoy the true taste of the Mediterranean with this simple recipe for grilled fish! Follow the simple steps and surprise your loved ones!   Ingredients: bream…
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VEAL KNUCKLE – The perfect main dish

If you have invited friends for lunch and you don’t know what to prepare…veal knuckle is a great choice when choosing a main course! Ingredients: 1 veal knuckle, salt, pepper, roasting pan, aluminum foil Preparation: Thoroughly salt, pepper and oil the…
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COAL-OVEN ROASTED LAMB OR VEAL / PEKA

Peka is a favorite traditional dish, especially among meat lovers. Get acquainted with the indigenous Croatian gastronomy and learn how to make this delicious specialty! Ingredients: 2.5 kg veal flank,1.5 lamb (1 chop),3-4 kg potatoes (according to the number of servings),4-5…
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ROASTED LAMB ON THE SPIT

If you are a meat lover, you must have wondered how to roast a wonderfully juicy lamb? Try our recipe for delicious well-roasted lamb and change the custom of preparing this specialty only for the holidays! Ingredients: one whole lamb, grained…
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VEAL FILET MIGNON / FILLET STEAK IN MUSHROOM SAUCE

Filet mignon is often found on the list of recognizable Haute cuisine dishes. This special dish is an ideal choice to show your good cooking skills in front of friends you’ve invited for dinner! Ingredients: 4 veal filet mignons/fillet steaks…
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CODFISH IN WHITE

Codfish is a traditional dish usually prepared for the holidays. Try our simple recipe for codfish in white and enjoy the richness of the meal and taste a part of our gastronomic heritage! Ingredients: 1 dried codfish (450-500 g),½ kg…
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PAŠTICADA STEW

The most famous Dalmatian dish is a favorite among culinary lovers in Croatia! Try this authentic Croatian recipe for Pašticada stew and enjoy in a traditional Dalmatian meal! Ingredients: 1.2 kg veal loin,15 kg pancetta,2 onions,200 g carrot,200 g celery,6…
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VEAL STEAKS FROM LIKA

Learn how to prepare veal steaks especially popular in Lika region! Try this simple recipe and prepare a quick, easy and delicious lunch for your family! Ingredients: 70 dkg veal loin,15 dkg, breadcrumbs,2 dcl white wine,4 dcl beef soup broth,3 cloves of…
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STUFFED CALAMARI – A traditional Dalmatian dish

Stuffed calamari is often associated with Italian cuisine, but this delicious seafood dish also represents traditional dishes from Croatia’s Dalmatian coast. Try it yourself with this simple but tasty recipe! Ingredients: 1 kg squid / calamari,4 cloves of garlic,2 smaller onion,100 g…
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COAL-OVEN ROASTED OCTOPUS / HOBOTNICA ISPOD PEKE

Favorite Dalmatian dish has spread to the continental part of Croatia because everyone loves a taste of the Adriatic. Try our recipe and enrich your knowledge of traditional Dalmatian cuisine! Ingredients: 2 kg octopus,1 kg spring potato,100 ml olive oil,200 ml…
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DELICIOUS GREEN BEANS STEW

Delicious green beans stew is a favorite choice for many housewives and a good option when choosing a light summer meal. This simple recipe brings a recognizable homemade flavor to your dinner table! Ingredients: 1 kg green beans,400 g lard…
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LEEK STEW – A favorite winter meal

Leek stew is a delicious lunch and a favorite winter meal in continental Croatia! Try this simple recipe and enjoy a healthy meal! Ingredients: 5-6 leeks, bacon, cubed or sliced,2-3 garlic cloves (finely chopped),4-5 potato cubed, minced sweet red pepper, olive…
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FISH STEW / FIŠ-PAPRIKAŠ

This famous dish comes from the eastern part of Croatia. Due to the richness of flavor, the recipe for Fiš-Paprikaš has spread to the rest of Croatia and became a culinary classic! Follow the easy steps and learn how to prepare…
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MINCED MEAT BALLS / FAŠIRANCI

Faširanci are definitely favorite childhood meal. Try our recipe and prepare a quick and simple lunch that everyone in the family loves! Ingredients: 500 g minced meat,2 eggs,150 g dried bread,10 tablespoon flour,3 bread crumbs,100 ml milk, finely chopped parsley, garlic,…
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TURKEY WITH FLATBREAD / MLINCI FROM ZAGORJE

We especially love this traditional dish because we rarely prepare it and it reminds us of the taste of grandma’s kitchen. Turkey with flatbread is usually made for holidays and special occasions. Discover the secret of home-made turkey with flatbread!…
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PASTASCIUTTA / PAŠTA-ŠUTA

Pašta-šuta is our name for a pasta dish with a minced meat-based sauce served with grated parmesan on top. Does it sound the same as Spaghetti Bolognese? The difference is just in preparation! We have prepared for you a homemade…
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STUFFED BELL PEPPERS / PUNJENE PAPRIKE

Stuffed bell peppers is a traditional Croatian dish whose recipe is passed on to generations. Follow the simple cooking steps and find out why it is considered to be one of the most delicious home-made gastronomic dishes! Ingredients: 8-12 smaller bell…
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CABBAGE ROLLS / SARMA

Oh, the Sarma, famous Sarma. There is no winter in any Croatian family imaginable without these tasty cabbage rolls. And just for the record, there are no small portions of sarma cabbage rolls. It is prepared in big cooking pots and the…
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BEAN SOUP

Ingridients: 800 g Borlotti beans,200-250 g carrot,150-200 g celery root,parsley,salt,pepper,minced sweet and spiced red pepper,3 dry laurel leaves,2 sausages,dried pork rib,prosciutto or bacon,a piece of bone (provides excellent flavor),tomato sauce,olive oil Preparation: Pick quality Borlotti beans and leave to soak…
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HOMEMADE BEEF SOUP

The homemade beef soup comes mostly from grandma’s kitchen! This classic dish is accompanied by family gatherings and makes the inevitable part of Sunday lunch. Ingredients: 750 g beef,2 l water,1 onion,150 g carrot,200 g celery,80 g parsley,60 g soup noodles,½…
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GRANDMA’S SOUP FROM ZAGORJE

Homemade soup from Zagorje is a popular recipe from our grandmothers. This delicious specialty comes from Zagorje cuisine and is one of favorite winter traditional dishes! Ingredients: 1 onion,4 potatoes,100 g sausages,1 bunch of parsley,300 g champignons,2 cloves of garlic,1…
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FISH SOUP – FAMOUS DALMATIAN TRADITIONAL DISH

Fish soup is Dalmatian traditional recipe from our favorite Mediterranean cuisine. Enjoy the summer days with this simple recipe for a delicious and light meal! Ingredients: 1 kg various marine fish (scorpion fish – frogfish/monkfish – common eel – etc.),150…
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TOMATO SOUP – A REMINDER OF CHILDHOOD

We all love a tomato soup that reminds us of the childhood and the delicious lunch that our grandmother would prepare for us! Follow the simple steps and learn to cook your favorite homemade soup! Ingredients: 1 tablespoon oil,1 tablespoon…
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FLOUR SOUP / AJNPREN JUHA

Ajnpren soup is a simple dish that has become a part of traditional Croatian cuisine. This homemade soup is sometimes prepared when you do not feel good because it helps with stomach problems but since it is very tasty it…
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CREAMY PENNY BUN SOUP

If you are a mushroom lover, you will surely be delighted with this delicious recipe for a creamy traditional dish ideal for long autumn days! Follow the simple steps and delight your family with this homemade appetizer!   Ingredients: 200 g…
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CHICKEN SOUP / AJNGEMAHTEC

Ajngemahtec is a famous Zagreb traditional soup whose name comes from the German word. Delicious chicken dense soup is often prepared by our grandmothers an and is a favorite Sunday appetizer! Ingredients: 500 g chicken,100 g carrot,50 g onion,100 g…
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THE INVISIBLE DISH

Parents – you all know the feeling when your children sometimes just make you crazy when nagging while waiting for dinner and playing with their utensils as they were drumsticks. Luckily, Croatian housewives from the past century had a great…
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ZAGORJE STRUDEL WITH CHEESE AND CREAM

The region of Zagorje has given to Croatian culture some of the best dishes to be found. Although many associate Croatian cuisine with Dalmatia and seafood, it’s the continental gastronomy that all Croats relate as “soul food”. The famous dish…
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OMELETTE EGGS WITH ASPARAGUS

Ingridients: 1 bunch wild asparagus,1 red onion or 3 young onions,cca 50 g Istrian pancetta,2 tablespoon olive oil,4 eggs,pinch of salt,pinch of pepper Preparation: Break soft asparagus parts into smaller pieces, rinse, drain and leave to dry. Onion and pancetta…
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WHITE BUSARA / BUSARA BIANCO OR RED BUSARA / BUSARA ROSSO

Ingridients: 1 kg seafood (Mediterranean mussels – Noah’s Ark shells – grooved carpet shells – vongola clams),100 ml olive oil,garlic,parsley,bread crums,100 ml white wine, a pinch of pepper,This dish can be made from any of above-mentioned seafood. Preparation: Clean and…
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OCTOPUS SALAD FROM KOMIŽA

Ingridients: 1 kg octopus,3 gloves garlic,2 larger onions,½ kg potatoes,1 lemon,fresh parsley,sea salt,grained pepper,1 cup pitted black olives,3 tablespoon olive oil,1 tablespoon vinegar Preparation: Freeze octopus, then defrost just before preparation in order to tender the meat during cooking. Cook…
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STEAK TARTARE -CROATIAN ART

Steak tartare is not a dish to prepare for those who are beginners in the world of cooking. It takes some time and right ingredients to cook this meal that has been prepared in Croatian gastronomy many many times. But…
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FRESH OYSTERS FROM STON

The town of Ston or even better, the bay of Mali Ston. You may not have heard of the place itself but, the best oysters in the world can be found here! This type of flat-shelled high-quality oysters ( lat.…
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COTTAGE CHEESE WITH SOUR CREAM

Try preparing at home this super simple recipe for cottage cheese with sour cream n just a few minutes. Sudden guests, hunger attack or lack of imagination for an appetizer? No problem, just follow these simple steps. Ingredients: 400 g cottage…
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BREAD WITH LARD

Ingridients: bread ,lard,seasoning Preparation: It can be well said, that this dish is actually the oldest Croatian sandwich. It is extremely easy to make. Spread lard with a knife on a slice of bread. According to taste, sprinkle with minced…
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PORK CRACKLINGS / CVARCI / CVARKI

For those who planned to start a diet this week- you may better skip this article! Pork cracklings are a famous dish that can be found all around the South to Eastern Europe in different variations. They are an excellent…
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SALAD FRENCH ART

Ingridients: 280 g canned peas,5 carrots (4 large-sized and 1 smaller for decoration),6 eggs,½ pickle jar,250 g mayonnaise,200 ml sour cream or joghurt,½ kg potato,1 lemon,1 fresh apple,2 tablespoon mustard,salt Preparation: Unpeeled carrots, potatoes and eggs boil and cool. Peas…
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BAKED STUFFED CHAMPIGNONS

Ingridients: 70 g large-sized champignons,100 g ham,100 g dry bacon,100 g hard cheese,1 egg,2 cloves garlic,1 smaller onion,3 tablespoons sour cream,salt,pepper Preparation: Remove stems from caps and if needed, scoop the champignon caps. In oil gently fry chopped onion and…
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COOKED SMOKED PORK HOCK / BUNCEK

Ingredients: 1.3 kg pork hock (smoked),0.1 l fresh milk,10 g horseradish Preparation: Cook smoked pork hock an hour and a half. Add milk last, and cool it in the broth. Practical tip: Serve with sauerkraut and potatoes (optional).
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MARINATED SARDINES

Marinated sardines are one of the secrets from the Dalmatian coast. They can sit in the refrigerator for weeks if prepared the right way and you can use them for all kinds of dishes that include fish, such as cold…
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Ston, Croatia - Croatian Attractions-Oysters

Ston Oysters – natural aphrodisiac!!!

Ston, by Archives of Tourist Board of Ston Let’s play a little game of guessing! What tastes awesome, is really healthy and is a proven natural aphrodisiac? It’s one of Croatia’s biggest gastro attractions; oysters from Ston! There is so…
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