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[23 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

The County of Varaždin has decided to present its rich gastronomic offer and heritage to tourists in a new way – through the “Traditional Food Path”. It is a project that will allow tourists not only to enjoy the traditional delicacies of the Varaždin region but to participate in their preparation as well, in 11 family agricultural farms. This project will strengthen the tourist offer but also connect the producers of traditional products, among which some are protected, such as Varaždin cabbage, corn, honey and honey brandy, pumpkin oil, etc. …

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[23 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

Wine experts know that the Daruvar area is famous for its excellent vine varieties and good wine. The winegrowing tradition in this area is hundreds of years old and its history is, therefore, also very rich since the gentle and sunny Papuk hills provide excellent winegrowing conditions. The founders of the town of Daruvar, Iassi, whom ancient authors mentioned as being excellent winemakers, knew this as well. The Romans, apart from using the thermal spa, also enjoyed the wine which is evident by the diatreton wine cup made of out …

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[23 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

Until recently, agrotourism on Miljevci was unthinkable since tourism in the Šibenik hinterland used to be an unknown category. After several family farms opened in the Pakovo Selo area, as well as two large factories for the production of smoked ham (pršut) on Miljevci and a number of firms that produce honey, olive oil and cheese, the road to agrotourism on this area is slowly being paved. In one of the seven villages on Miljevci, in Brištani, the family of Ante and Danica Bačić has recently opened a country household …

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[20 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

A photographer from Ottawa has spent five months traveling across Croatia and during this period she has covered 8300 kilometers along the Croatian coast, the islands, the hills and the hinterland in search of new gastronomic ideas and adventures. A photographer, an art director, a gourmet and a sommelier, Carmen Grenier explored the Croatian culinary territory and published her findings related to the Croatian food and wine on the www.carmencuisineandtravel.com website. Here, traditional Croatian recipes in English and French are at your disposal and the typical Croatian dishes and food …

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[20 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

Croatian 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 London magazine Decanter during which they won eight gold, five silver and 11 bronze medals, and also three wine varieties received recommendations. All the wine varieties that were awarded a gold medal come from continental Croatia and the small vineyard Bodren from the Hrvatsko zagorje region, owned by Boris Drenški, was particularly successful. It produces exceptional sweet predicate wines. Four of his wines have won …

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[19 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

At the end of September and beginning of October, in Supetar on the Island of Brač, the traditional autumn event, “Grape and Wine Festival”, will be 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. Varenik is used as a condiment and is made by the long cooking and reducing of stum. The ancient Greeks and Romans used it. It is believed varenik is an aphrodisiac, and Roman soldiers used …

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[19 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

Though the Mediterranean diet is becoming increasingly popular in the world and olive oil is enjoying the reputation of being the healthiest, little is known about the secrets surrounding the production of olive oil. Those who would like to get involved in its production and take home a bottle of this elixir of health that they have made themselves, will find the Brijuni archipelago a fascinating destination this autumn. There, visitors, will be offered an interesting program, which offers the possibility of harvesting olives and producing olive oil.Altogether, on the …