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Bazga

By: Morana
November 15, 2013
Elder. Homemade juice made from elder flowers is a classic and brings back happy childhood memories for many Croats in the continental part of the country. Excellent juice can also be made from the berries, as well as jam.   Photo: eNOgAStrObRUtaL.com
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Bazlamača

By: Morana
November 15, 2013
Also called zlevanka. Simple cake made of corn flour, eggs, cottage cheese and cream, typical for Zagorje and Međimurje, but also found in Slavonia. Really delicious when topped with some homemade jam.   Photo by: Muzej u loncu, Gradski muzej Požega: http://bit.ly/1fJSBjp
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Beli žganci

By: Gurwoman
December 21, 2013
A different kind of 'polenta', made with potatoes, cream and flour.
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Bermet

By: Morana
November 15, 2013
Original herbal liqueur made from dried carob, dried figs, wormwood, sage, orange zest, mustard seeds and some other secret ingredients macerated in red wine, produced only in and around the town of Samobor near Zagreb. Excellent aperitif, bitter and sweet at the same time.
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Blackberry wine

By: GastroLada
June 09, 2014
Blackberry wine is considered to be (almost as rakija is) a traditional cure for everything. Made by the same tecnology used for grape wine, it is usually drank in small amount due to its high alcohol content as well as high sugar levels. Therefore, it can get to you quite quickly. Some producers make it l...
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Bučino ulje

By: Morana
November 15, 2013
Pumpkin seed oil, produced and used in Northern Croatia and Slavonia. Premium extra virgin pumpkin seed oil deserves the same respect as the best olive oils.
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Bučnica

By: Morana
November 15, 2013
Savoury strudel filled with grated pumpkin and cottage cheese, favourite snack in Northern Croatia.
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Češnjovka

By: Morana
November 15, 2013
Traditional spicy pork sausage flavoured with garlic.
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Ćevapčići

By: Morana
February 14, 2014
The ever so popular and omnipresent Balkan grill speciality - minced meat fingers - can be found always and everywhere. It's probably the number one fast food item in the whole country, but beware, the quantity does not reflect the quality. The quest for greatest ćevapčići is a real mission, and if you ...
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Čvarci

By: Morana
November 15, 2013
Similar to pork cracklings, but much more than just pork rind. It's a snack made by soaking pieces of pork fat in milk and roasting them, also nicknamed “Slavonian chips” because it's very crispy and addictive.
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Čvarkuša

By: Morana
November 15, 2013
Small round savoury pie made with čvarci (pork cracklings).
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Fileki

By: Morana
January 20, 2014
Spicy stew made with tripe, the edible lining of the stomach of a cow or a lamb. Bacon is often added, and optionally it's sprinkled with grated cheese.
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Gemišt

By: Morana
November 15, 2013
White wine mixed with sparkling mineral water, popular in continental Croatia.
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Graševina

By: Morana
November 29, 2013
Graševina is the most common of all grape varieties planted in Croatia. This white is widely found in Central Croatia, Slavonia and Baranja, where it’s at its best, although its origins are tracked to Central Europe. Some call it Welschriesling, but it’s more accurate to use the Croatian...
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Gvirc

By: Morana
November 15, 2013
Mead, alcoholic drink made from fermenting honey and water, produced in Northern Croatia. Its more generic name is medovina.
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Jabuke u šlafroku

By: Morana
December 21, 2013
Apple slices fried in batter, with sugar and cinnamon.
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Juha

By: Morana
February 14, 2014
Soup - wherever you might be in Croatia, whatever the time of the year, you can always get soup. Actually, not can, but must. Soup is supposed to warm up your stomach for all the heavy food that comes after, as well be miraculously healthy for the person eating. The most common variety is the clear boui...
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Kalja

By: Morana
January 20, 2014
Thick and rich soup usually made with diced lamb or veal, cabbage, potato and root vegetables. The recipe will vary depending on the region, as this dish is not typically rooted in a specific area, and you'll also find it in some Balkan countries.
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Knedle sa šljivama

By: Morana
December 23, 2013
Sweet plum dumplings - dough made from potato and flour is filled with fresh plums, and then boiled. If you stick to old-school style like our grannies used to do, shortly fry some breadcrumbs on butter and serve this mixture over dumplings. Version with apricots is also quite popular.
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Kolinje

By: Morana
November 15, 2013
Pig slaughter turned into ritual, especially in Slavonia, when family and friends gather for a real food feast. Men do the dirty work, women prepare the food. It involves consuming plenty of šljivovica (plum brandy) and freshly prepared pig by-products.   Photo by Romulić&Stojčić