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Basa

By: Morana
November 15, 2013
A special kind of full fat soft, creamy cheese made in Lika, often accompanying local specialties like dried meat and baked potato halves.
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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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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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Peka

By: Morana
November 15, 2013
One of the most brilliant inventions for preparing food, dating back to ancient times. Peka is the traditional baking bell (made of clay or metal) used when cooking in the open fire and covered with hot coals. It is very versatile: bread, lamb, kid, veal, octopus, chicken, vegetables, big fish like sea ...
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Pole

By: Morana
November 15, 2013
Potato halves baked in the oven. Served in Lika as a side dish, or a whole meal together with some essential condiments. Of course, the original Lika potatoes have to be used.
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Rakija

By: Morana
January 20, 2014
Basically, brandy. Strong alcoholic drink (around 40%) made with almost anything, national drink in many countries in Southeast Europe. The most popular flavours of this spirit are plum and pear in continental Croatia, made from fermented and distilled fruit, and 'lozovača' along the coast, made from di...
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Sir iz mišine

By: Morana
November 15, 2013
Cheese (traditionally sheep, but nowadays also cow and goat) matured and preserved in lambskin, found in Dalmatian hinterland and Lika.
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Škripavac

By: Morana
November 15, 2013
Traditional soft full-fat cheese produced in mountain regions of Velebit and Lika. It squeaks in your mouth, that’s why it’s literally called “squeaky cheese”.
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Skuta

By: Morana
November 15, 2013
Curd cheese, produced from the whey left after cheese is made. Used in various ways in cooking, but can also be a delicious dessert topped with honey and fresh fruit.