Black Garlic, White Magic

Browse the internet in search of black garlic and with each page the mystery surrounding the magic of this wonder food seems to deepen rather than unfolding. I know, because I have spent many hours, often in frustration, researching this matter. When I first heard about Black Garlic I was both astounded, given that black […]

Holy Mackerel!

  Mackerel is one of the healthiest foods out there, one we should eat often for the simple reason; this fish consists of a good amount of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, antioxidants and omega-3 fats. All of these play a key role in the prevention, as well as control of blood sugar levels, heart disease […]

Pork Ribs for Djurdjevdan.

  On the 6th of May people across Serbia are celebrating 'Djurdjevdan', Saint George's day. Traditionally we celebrate this day by roasting a whole pig to be shared among family and friends invited to the family *'slava'. Unfortunately, these are times spoiled by the presence of C19 and hence we were forced to celebrate without […]

Warm Kale Salad

Kale, sometimes called 'Savoy cabbage' is one of those vegetables which you either love or hate. The reason why there are those who find this vegetable repulsive is most probably to do with the (wrong) way it has been prepared.Kale should really be loved and the reason is that this queen of all greens is […]

Hercegovački červiš, a tiller’s luncheon

  Hercegovački červiš (pronounced; Her-tse-go-vatsh-kee Tser-vish) is traditionally a dish created by the farming community of Bosnia & Hercegovina, a beautiful green and hilly country located in the west of the Balkans which is still steeped in ancient customs. Hercegovački červiš is made using food items usually available to the people tilling the land. These […]

Baked Sauerkraut with Marinated Chicken and Garlic Sausages

"Kisela Kupus u Rerni" (sauerkraut in the oven) is what the Serbs call this dish. Cruciferous vegetables which include, Broccoli. Brussels sprouts, Cauliflower, arugula, kale, radishes, water cress, including the star of this show, cabbage, play a large part in the Balkan diet.Cruciferous vegetables are super foods, rich in nutrients such as carotenoids (beta-carotene), vitamins […]

Lepinje_Balkan Flatbread

  Lepinje are small, soft, round and airy flat breads which you can find all over the Balkan, only in different countries it goes by different names.In Greece for instance, this bread is know as 'Pita' (probably the origin of the word 'pizza'). In Bosnia they call it 'Somun', in Turkey 'Pide' meaning pie, and […]

Balkan Meatloaf

Meatloaf has as many identities as there are variations of this ultimate of comfort foods. In Germany they call it "Hackbraten", in Hungary people know it as "Stefánia szelet", in Cuba they named it "Pulpeta" which is similar to the Italian "Polpettone". And so the list goes on.This version of meatloaf, created by my sweet […]

Perfect Spelt Bread

  Spelt also known as Dinkel Wheat or Hulled Wheat is a species of wheat cultivated since approximately 5000 BC. Spelt is highly nutritious and low in fat and, I think, very tasty.It may take some time to prepare but baking your own bread is absolutely worth the effort. Her are some of my other […]

Balkan Pork Chops

For most people of the Balkans pork is an important part of their diet. More often than not pork meat is prepared either on the barbecue or on a spit. This recipe is for pork chops prepared at home, using no special utensils other than an oven Here are some of my other recipes return […]

Balkan Walnut Bread

  This Homemade Bread Recipe, specially created by Balkan Cook, will impress by how so many healthy ingredients mixed together can make bread not just tasty but also simple to prepare. The method described below is completely hassle free and, dare I say, fool proof.All ingredients, apart from a little the white flour (which can […]