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Croatian summer wines with taste of the South

by Gogo 05.06.2012

Long sunny days and temperatures above 35 C are right behind the corner. It’s right time to search for summertime quaffable Croatian wines. White, rose or red, the color doesn’t matter if the stuff goes easily down the throat and offers more emotions than ice cold lemonade.

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Every decent Croatian bar should have Sontacchi’s Pinot Noir

by Gogo 10.05.2012

My friend Željko, a wine blogger and journalist from Osijek, had an excellent idea: let’s exchange six bottles from our wine regions. After tasting four Slavonian reds I found one beautifully simple Pinot Noir that easily go down the throat without any food, a kind of wine I would love to order in a bar [...]

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Desserts Thumbnail image for Goat cheese with jujube jam and toasted almonds

Goat cheese with jujube jam and toasted almonds

by Gogo 16.04.2012

Morana, my comrade from Taste of Croatia, invented this simple dessert when she was still pregnant and successfully satisfied her unusual cravings during the night. Katja, the baby, is now on this World so here is a recipe I dedicate to this small angel. Pozdrav Katji – Hello to Katja Last autumn we made only [...]

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Gina and Moris – The Keepers of Pula’s Traditional Cuisine

by Gogo 12.04.2012

In Vodnjanka, the best time to arrive is between 11 am and 2 pm when the clientele is very mixed, so don’t be surprised to see businessmen in tie and suit and construction workers wearing blue coveralls occupying neighboring tables. It’s a charm of marenda, local name for a quick lunch/brunch, a respectable tradition that here still thrives despite the threats of globalization bringing uniformisation of flavors and disappearance of ancient food habits.

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Farewall to nonna Ana / Zbogom noni Ani

by Gogo 30.03.2012

Yesterday I sent the last goodbye to my grandmother Ana. She had 86 years. I want to remember her like on this picture. With a bottle of Istrian Malvazija in her hand and a plate of grilled anchovies. Jučer sam se oprostio sa mojom nonom Anom. Imala je 86 godina. Želim je se sjećati kao [...]

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See you at Vini Veri 2012 – Wines by Nature!

by Gogo 22.03.2012

In 2009 I was for the first time at VinoVinoVino fair organized by ViniVeri association. At the time I didn’t know much about “natural” wine movement that was starting to take momentum in the World so this event opened my nose and palate to entirely different oenological sensations.

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Desserts Thumbnail image for Chocolate cake with homemade tangerine jam from Ližnjan

Chocolate cake with homemade tangerine jam from Ližnjan

by Gogo 15.03.2012

Kvazi sacherica sa ližnjanskom marmeladom od mandarina …uz dobar recept iz prvog pokušaja uspio sam napraviti sočno i rahlo tijesto za sachericu! Sad kad mi je to uspjelo vrag mi nije dao mira pa sam umjesto džema od marelice stavio našu Manjada marmeladu od mandarina sa čak 120% voćnog udjela.

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Of forgotten vegetables

by Clem 07.03.2012

…a recipe for roasted winter vegetables that I had always wanted to try, where more common roots such as potatoes, carrots, turnips and beetroots are combined with the exotic sweet potato, and the newly fashionable swede and parsnip. All I had to do was go to the market to find them.

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All wines Thumbnail image for Over-dozed spinach pasta in love with a beautiful Dalmatian white wine

Over-dozed spinach pasta in love with a beautiful Dalmatian white wine

by Gogo 01.03.2012

One of those moments when you get so thrilled by a wine that soon you find yourself preparing a perfect dish to pair with. A rare white wine from Dalmatia having rustic authenticity and dusty atmosphere of an old wine cellar cried for some special homemade pasta…

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