18 Oct Travelling Serbia through its Cuisine and History: Food Tours in Belgrade
– Serbian cuisine is rather unknown abroad yet. What makes it special and why one should try it?
One of the main reasons for me doing is our food being so interesting yet still unknown and less recognizable on the world’s dinning table. Serbian traditional cuisine contains a myriad of tastes and smells, much owing to the mixture of influences of various peoples who were just passing through or were living in this region. As is the case with the culture in general, this fusion of different influences resulted in originality, so that today a rich Serbian table offers unforgettable tastes that can only be enjoyed in Serbia!
– How do you plan a new food tour or a cooking class? What do you want to show or tell your guests first of all?
We want to infiltrate our guests into out food and social culture. We want them to get to know Serbian cuisine and tradition. Food preparation is a special part of the Serbian tradition and culture. In Serbian villages the kitchen was called “kuća” (house), while the center part of it- “ognjište”, was the hearth, which presented an important, cult place, next to which everyday-life took place and
where the whole family gathered.