18 Oct Homemade Serbia Cooking classes in Serbian capital Belgrade offer a taste of Balkan culture and cuisine
“There’s no better way to learn about a country and its culture than to experience its cuisine,” says Vladimir Gurbaj, proprietor of Serbian Traditional Cooking School in Belgrade neighborhood Zemun.
It is a philosophy he’s put into practice in both his professional and personal life.
“I’ve travelled extensively,” Gurbaj says, “and I always try to squeeze in a local cooking class if I can.” Experiences like that have inspired Gurbaj to offer
classes in Serbian cooking foreigners so they can immerse into Serbian cuisine and learn to cook some of delicious Serbian dishes.
My goal is for classes to be informal, relaxed, and fun
“We meet in Zemun and visit the shops together so students can experience the farmer’s market. Then class begins. It’s not like a school – it’s more like cooking with friends. We cook a good meal and eat it together. Every student leaves with a booklet of recipes.”