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Today's Serbian cuisine is a heterogeneous cuisine, influenced by the Mediterranean (Byzantine Empire/Greece) and Eastern countries (Turkey), for the territories that remained under Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian occupation and for the Serbs of the Austrian Empire. It is a mixture of diverse traditions. They coexist in perfect harmony, however, and are all considered part of the national tradition. The Serbian diaspora has recently spread this culinary tradition throughout the world. Most Serbs eat three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner.Traditionally, only the last two existed, breakfast is a recent addition. Serbian cuisine is generally rich in spices and herbs: black and white pepper, spice (najgvirc), coriander (Coriandrum sativum, korijander), paprika, parsley (perŇ°un), laurel (lovor, Lorber), celery (Celer), cloves (karanfilińá ), as well as many others that are used in various meals and preparations.

Somun or Lepinja - Serbian bread

Somun or Lepinja - Serbian bread

June 30, 2020 2 min read

Lepinja bread, also called lepinje or somun, specifically, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, is indeed the daily bread of the Balkans. It contains baker's yeast but also baking soda (or baking powder) which is supposed to aerate it and give it a lighter side. It is also known as lepinje za cevapi (flat bread for cevapi) because it is most often served with cevapi (mititei) sausages - grilled ground meat rolls with the raw ground onion folded inside.
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PLJESKAVICA - Serbian Burger recipe

PLJESKAVICA - Serbian Burger recipe

June 30, 2020 2 min read

Pljeskavica, in Cyrillic Serbian¬†–ü—ô–Ķ—Ā–ļ–į–≤–ł—Ü–į, is a Serbian "hamburger"¬†considered a national dish.The pljeskavica originates from Serbia in the town of¬†Leskovac¬†where it is the specialty. But it is also prepared in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Northern Macedonia, Kosovo and Croatia. It can be found in the¬†Historical Banat¬†(in Serbia, Hungary and Romania) as well as in Slovenia and Bulgaria. Traditionally,¬†pljeskavica¬†is a mixture of¬†cooked lamb and beef¬†that has been fermented with grilled onions. It is served hot in a¬†somun¬†(thick pita bread typical of the Balkans).
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AJVAR - SERBIAN PEPPER AND EGGPLANT CAVIAR

AJVAR - SERBIAN PEPPER AND EGGPLANT CAVIAR

June 02, 2020 3 min read

Ajvar is a traditional Serbian condiment which is mainly based on red pepper, chilli and garlic, sometimes with eggplant or tomatoes. It is traditionally prepared by hand in September and then stored and eaten throughout the year. Ajvar is usually served as a condiment or on bread, but also as an accompaniment, in salads, with pasta, rice and especially with the Serbian burger Pljeskavica as well as Kajmak (a cheese sauce).
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