In Dalmatia (manistra) it usually means a soup with vegetables and some kind of small pasta. In Istria there’s a famous traditional dish called “maneštra od bobići” – thick soup made from dried meat, corn kernels (bobići) and beans. There are different variations, which you can check out every spring at Maneštra Festival in Gračišće.

Morana Zibar

Smaller than on TV. Her life consists of translating, writing, eating, drinking and being smart on pub quizzes. She hopes to transfer this passion on to her daughter.