Friday, February 23, 2018


From Wiki:  A tapa (Spanish pronunciation: {ta pa}) is an appetizer or snack in Spanish cuisine. It may be cold (such as mixed olives and cheese) or hot (such as chopitos, which are battered, fried baby squid). In select bars in Spain, tapas have evolved into an entire, sophisticated cuisine. In Spain, patrons of tapas can order many different tapas and combine them to make a full meal. In some Central American countries, such snacks are known as bocas. In parts of Mexico, similar dishes are called botanas

Link at top of page for more information from Wiki. 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

INTERNATIONAL: BORDERLESS CUISINE 8 - Slovenia, Austria, Italy, Croatia and Hungary

At the bottom of the page are links to the first 7 "Borderless Cuisine" posts. 


Slovenia, Austria, Italy, Croatia and Hungary

Local cuisine is under a considerable influence of the neighboring countries’ cuisines: Austria, Italy, Croatia and Hungary. Its basis is cereals, dairy products, meat (especially pork), sea and fresh-water fish, vegetables, beans, olives and grape.

Slovenia has borrowed sausage from other countries.

Flancati or Pohanje - is a rough puff pastry. 

Wiener Schnitzel is a breaded veal dish from Austria and other countries.

and strudel from Austrian cuisine which is also prepared in Croatia, Slovenia, Italy and Hungary.

Among popular Italian dishes, which can be tasted in Slovenia, there are almost all kinds of dishes made from pasta (testenine),

potato dumplings called gnocchi,

with Video

Gnocchi are also eaten in Croatia, France, Poland, Slovenia and South America 
(several Italians settled in SA)

pizza (pica), risotto (ri┼żota) and zlikrofi,

 which resemble ravioli.
Hungarian cuisine has gifted the local one with goulash (golaz), braised chicken or beef (paprikas) and palacink – thin pancakes which are filled with jam or nuts and chocolate is poured over them. Apple pie and meat double-cake (burek) relate to the main Balkan dishes.

LINK to Part 2  - Filled Pastries