Croatian Food Specialties

Croatian Prawns

If you are anything like me, you probably can’t name one Croatian dish. At least, I couldn’t before this trip… The reason you most likely don’t have a Croatian restaurant in your neighborhood is because they make up less than .5% of the US population (about 400,000). Surprisingly, the American Greek population is only four times that and yet it doesn’t take much thought to imagine Greek food: Dolmas,  Moussaka , grape feeding toga-clad women (wait! that’s for a different blog…)

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My husband, Chris, and I have been in Montenegro for the last month. Although we've been exploring the entire country, we've been staying in Ulcinj which is located at the southernmost tip, near the Albanian border. Spring fills the air with the sweet scent of orange blossoms which I really only thought existed in expensive perfumes. The climate is conducive to various citrus: limes/lemons, grapefruits, oranges and kumquats. The only farmer's "green" market is located in an understated warehouse that we missed several times in our quest until our landlord physically showed us. The vendors make up for whatever the building is lacking on the outside by displaying colorful fruits, vegetables and farm fresh eggs. Two days of produce cost us about 4€. Read More...