Steady, ready, cook!
With much of its nature still largely undiscovered by the tourist mainstream, Croatia is a mighty playground for all adventurous foodies. Its adrenaline-ridden trails lead to savory local foods which reveal the country's present and past in simple bites.
Travelling its culinary routes is a voyage of mind-boggling contrasts, surprising differences and ubiquitous similarities. Mediterranean landscapes with tastes of Illyrian, Roman and Greek traditions along the coast, Turkish influences in the pristine hinterland, hints of Italy in the hilly Istrian peninsula. Continental Croatia serves up hearty stocks, strong spices and flavors, all with distinct Germanic and Hungarian aromas.
However, what is the same all over the country, is that the Croatian people have an almost intimate relationship with what they eat - everything on the plate is expected to be fresh, wild, organically grown and completely natural. Hence in Croatia, it is considered natural to work for your lunch, be it sailing to catch the fish, climbing to access your vineyards or hiking to find a perfect lunch spot.
So if you are an adventurous foodie, feel at home here, as most of the people are just like you!