Cook-and-Lunch session #134 (Balkan)

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Date(s) - 21/03/2023
09:30 - 13:00


The “Balkans” make up a peninsula on the southeast of Europe usually characterized as comprising Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia.  Some would claim Greece and Turkey are also included, depending if they have geographical, historical or cultural aspects in mind.

The history of the area dates from 10,000 years ago, resulting in the large ethnic and religious diversity of today.  The word “Balkan” is of Turkish origin (meaning ‘mountain’), showing it was for a very long time occupied by Ottoman Turks, who in turn greatly influenced Balkan cuisine.  Perhaps you are familiar with Turkish “Pide”?  In Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia it is known as “Pita” and has a slightly different form.  Another example – “Musaka” – is also eaten in Serbia, Greece and Turkey, but the ingredients are slightly different and adjusted to suit local tastes.

When:  Tuesday, March 21st 2023 starting at 9.30am till about 1.00pm thereabouts

Where:  Dragana’s home in Ladenburg (address will be provided to those attending)

What:  We will be making a few of Dragana’s favorite Balkan dishes  – “Sarma”, “Krompirusa” and “Tufahije” – using her mother’s tried-and-tested recipes.

There is space for 6 participants.  Contact me from February 21st onwards to register.  The list of participants will be finalised March 7th.

Thank you!
Faeimm Tang

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