Travel. Food. Photo. Croatia.

4 Jan

Nic Freeman

Of all the places I travelled this year, Croatia was perhaps the most unexpected to enter my ‘amazing country for food’ list. From previous travels, I had known to expect plentiful seafood by the Adriatic and Italian influences gracing the hearty Eastern European cuisine, but I now know my first trip to Croatia revealed only bite-sized encounters with the incredible eats in this food-loving nation.

Perhaps the most wonderful thing about Croatian food is the fresh, locally-sourced produce from which it is crafted. We ate the black truffles of Istria, the fish of the Adriatic, the honey, sheep cheese and wine produced on the island of Pag. On the mainland, we ate traditional Dalmatian stews in Zadar and almost everything – the fruit and vegetables and meat and rakija – homegrown and home made in Petrinja.

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Starting in the truffle-rich region of Istria, I relished the…

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