Friday, January 11, 2019

Delicious Histories of Favourite Balkan Foods

From Balkan Insight:
While foreign rule and power struggles often brought havoc to the Balkan peoples, it also left behind a diverse cuisine in which various influences merge and make the best use of the region’s fertile lands. While some regional specialities do not cross borders, the limits between the national cuisines in the Balkans tend to be blurry, with many nations enjoying same foods, albeit claiming them exclusively as their own! Still, a glance at the history behind some the regions’ favourite dishes more often than not reveals a tradition of cultural exchange that the Balkan peoples had, and still have, between each other as well as with the wider world. (Read more.)