Who is Manjada? / Tko je Manjada?

Manjada u maslinama

Light, food, olive oil and wine are four kinds of energy fueling up my life. As laser physicist I’m investigating how Nature efficiently uses the Sun to power itself. Obsessed with homemade local produces and rustic cooking style inherited from my Istrian family. Taking care of my olive grove along with participating in sensorial tests of Istrian extra virgin olive oil are my two favorite kinds of relaxation. Wine entered into my life few years ago (I even passed the sommelier exam in Italy) and told me: “I’m here to feed your spirit and imagination.” I am among founders of the Taste of Croatia project that is one and only independent gourmet and wine guide to Croatia in English.

Svjetlo, hrana, maslinovo ulje i vino četiri su vrste energije koje pokreću moj život. Kao laserski fizičar istražujem kako Priroda uspijeva efikasno koristiti Sunce da bi samu sebe pogonila. Opsjednut sam domaćim i lokalnim proizvodima, kao i rustikalnim kuhinjskim stilom kojeg sam naslijedio od moje istarske obitelji. Brinuti se o mojem masliniku preko vikenda i sudjelovanje u panel ocjenjivanjima istarskih maslinovih ulja dvije su moje najdraže relaksacije Vino je ušlo u moj život prije par godina (odtad sam i završio somelijerski tečaj AISa u Trstu) i reklo mi: “Tu sam da okrijepim tvoju dušu i maštu”. Jedan sam od osnivača Taste of Croatia projekta iliti jedinog nezavisnog vodiča kroz enogastronomiju Hrvatske na engleskom jeziku.

Feel free to contact me / Slobodno me kontaktirajte:
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Press clipping:

Manjada in Dobra Hrana, food & wine supplement of Jutarnji List29 January 2012

Interview in Dobra Hrana, Sunday culinary supplement of Jutarnji List (the most popular Croatian newspaper). Click on the picture to see it full size. Here is my English translation.

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WENDY KENNEDY January 24, 2012 at 11:31

I have seen your page on coming from Italy to Croatia,Istria without Slovenia Vignette, it is very good but could you you tell me is the route suitable if you are towing a Caravan, any advice would be appreciated,Thanks in advance


Gogo January 24, 2012 at 11:40

Yes, the route is absolutely suitable also for towing a large Caravan or even a boat.

Just in case you need any advice how to avoid tourist traps and eat good, check out:
Taste of Croatia, the only independent food&wine guide to Croatia written by me and other three bloggers.


WENDY KENNEDY January 24, 2012 at 14:26

Thanks for that, that site looks very useful


Morten Smalby February 9, 2012 at 00:40

Wow, i just spent about an hour on this page and on the taste of Croatia page, and i have one complaint! you need to add a warning sign saying, dont read here if you are hungry 🙂

Well, what i want to say was it is really great stuff what you are doing, and i would love to do an interview or story about it on my page, so if you are interested please contact me.

Cheers, Morten


Gogo February 9, 2012 at 01:16

Glad to hear that you love our food porn 🙂
An interview? Why not, just contact me on my email.


Morten Smalby February 11, 2012 at 00:05

Great, i will contact you on mail, once i have some good questions ready 🙂

Cheers, Morten


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