Mediterranean Cusine

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THE LAVENDER ISLAND

Introducing Hvar lavandin, a type of finely scented lavender particular to this impressive archipelago with its exquisite crystal clear sea and rich traditions. Many characteristics can be ascribed to Hvar: the most hours of annual sunshine, the heady smell of …

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FISH ACADEMY: RECIPES AND CUSTOMS

GRILLED FISHGrilling fish is the traditional way of preparing fish on the Croatian coast, and is a special gastronomic treat. It allows you to savour the natural taste of the fish straight from the sea. If the fish is not …

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FOR MEAT-LOVERS IN JELSA

Dalmatian cuisine is probably best known for its plentiful fish, its fish specialities, its variety of seasonal vegetables, and, of course, olive oil, but in truth most Dalmatians also highly prize and love a piece of good meat. Among popular …

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HVAR’S WILD PLANTS

Hvar Island is one of the richest Adriatic islands in the diversity of its vegetation. Of some 1200 plants on Hvar which are typically Mediterranean, 44 are endemic. Throughout the summer, the island is richly scented with innumerable types of …

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SWEET DELIGHTS

On Hvar Island, as elsewhere throughout Croatia, there are innumerable old recipes which have been handed down through countless generations. All of these recipes are designed to make use of the readily available ingredients which could be found in one’s …

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HONEY – MEDICINE OF THE GODS

Honey is a sweet substance which bees produce by collecting nectar from flowering plants, which they digest and regurgitate for storage in honeycomb cells, where it is covered with protective wax once excess water has evaporated.  Honey has been used …

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WILD GREENS AND PLANTS

Wild greens are various types of edible green plants, which grow in abundance around the fields, meadows and roadsides of Hvar. As many of them have a bitter taste, they are also called ‘bitter greens’. The islanders classify them as …

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THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET

The Mediterranean DietSeven Mediterranean countries, Cyprus, Spain, Greece, Italy, Morocco, Portugal and Croatia joined together to apply for UNESCO recognition of the Mediterranean Diet, which was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2013. …


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