The historian of Maslinar, Željko Krnčević, peeked into the medieval statute of Split, which, among other things, prescribed and sued and the care of olives. The people of Split have articles about olives and oil in their old legal acts. The first city statute entitled Capitularium was given in 1240 by the Split potestat Gargan de Arscindis of Ancona who wrote good city customs (consuetudo) and added other legal norms to them. This statute served as the backbone to the one th
One of the more successful stories of Croatian cattle breeding is that of selling lamb. Young lamb from Lika, Kvarner and Dalmatian islands, Dalmatian hinterland, regularly found its market in restaurants and shops of more active tourist areas. Although the market is full of foreign lamb, mostly from Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Romania, domestic lamb has its own special aroma and recognition. How many times have we wondered whether Pag or Cres lamb is better, r
Prosciutto defines the Croatian palate. There is no meeting with friends, family celebrations or business lunches that does not include prosciutto as an appetizer. In the area where ham is produced, it is a total shame if the guest does not have to cut a few slices of this delicacy that has traditionally been dried in the wind or smoked. There are numerous prosciutto fairs in Croatia, but two of them are the most famous: the International Fair of Prosciutto in Drniš and the I
There is no gastronomic fair where we do not encounter fish delicacies from Kaštel Kambelovac! Živko Dražin extends knowledge of homemade anchovies, sardines and marinades through the traditional recipe everywhere. Its offer is a panacea of the Adriatic wealth and Dalmatian climate, which means the best of the Mediterranean tradition of exploiting the blue fish that once defended these areas from hunger. Every time we visit Dražin, we will start in a harmonious tasting order.
To visit Split is always a great feeling. This lovely city is the second biggest in Croatia, with a distinctive Mediterranean flair of enjoying the life, nature and specific southern charm. No wonder that the Roman Emperor Diocletian chose this area to spend his retirement years. It was in 4th century AD, when Split had a unique city centre of a typical ancient Mediterranean town founded on the Roman palaces. Every street is full of history, while you literally see people liv
In the eastern entrence to Zagreb, there is a small gastronomy jewel that goes under the name Konoba Luka. It is just a place which Taste of Adriatic team would recommend. It is situated in Sesvete, which was once separate town settled around beautiful two-tower church of All Saints. The tavern was opened in 1989 as a family café, but in 1997 it was transformed into a restaurant with a Mediterranean flair and thus was named konoba. As in any other konoba, this place is based
Once it was the Zadar's port, near the monumental Porta Terraferma built by Michele Sanmicheli in the 16th century. Today, Foša is the brand name of a famous Zadar's fish restaurant which has recently gone through a modernisation of both its interior and its staff. A reason enough for us to visit one of the very few Croatian restaurants included in the prestigious Jeunes Restaurateurs. Deliberately, we came there in the beginning of November, not only to have peace from the r
In the heart of Dalmatia, where natural beauties were left untouched for centuries, different cultures through long history have left a mysterious mark. In green oasis which is called Dalmatinska zagora (Dalmatian hinterland), sometimes it seems that time has stopped; river Cetina is still winding peacefully and giving life, while fertile fields bring fruit to the table rich in fragrances of traditional cuisine. Giving tribute to homemade native foods and old recipes, distinc