Volim Te, Maslinovo ulje (I love you, Olive Oil)

Falling in Love with Istrian Olive Oil I have a confession to make.  I have a new love.  Every morning since I discovered the taste of Istrian olive oil, I grab a small piece of fresh bread and douse it with this liquid gold.  And when I say "douse," I mean douse it like I'm …

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A Walk on the Wild (Asparagus) Side

A few weeks ago Carolyn and I were wandering off in the woods of the Soline Forest again near Pula and ran smack into a little boy of about 6 years-old and his mom.  The boy ran right up to us and proclaimed something excitedly in Croatian and showed us a fist full of a …

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Is the Danish really Danish? (And other facts about Nordic Cuisine)

Suppose I told you the raspberry Danish pastry that we know and love in the USA didn't originate with the Danish.  Blasphemy, you say. No, it's true. In Denmark pastries are called Weinerbrød (which translates to "Vienna bread") after their origins in none other than Austria. In the 1850s bakers went on strike in Denmark, …

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