At its heart, Dalmatian cuisine is frugal, honest and rustic, with distinctive flavours, including silver beet, varenik (grape molasses) and prošek (Dalmatian fortified wine) that give it an identity all of its own. Similar to Greek and Italian food, fish, seafood, tomatoes and olives reign and the foundation of most dishes is good quality produce grown in pure, clean earth and treated simply. Some dishes include the famous Dubrovnick crème caramel, Ro?ata, Brujet (Dalmatian fish stew) and pašticada, a slow-cooked beef cheek with prunes, apples and potato dumplings.
In his first book, Dalmatia, Ino Kuvacic brings us over 100 authentic Croatian dishes.
With chapters covering vegetables and salads, meat dishes, fish and seafood and sweets, the book reveals authentic recipes and cherished food traditions of this little-known part of Europe – the spectacular Dalmatian coast. It is a region defined by the sea, and its cuisine has evolved from the a long and complex history that has brought many foreign influences both to its shores and its food.
Accompanied by stunning local photography of both this beautiful region and the culinary experiences and traditions it offers, Dalmatia will transport you to the sparkling coastline of Croatia from your own kitchen.
About the Author
Ino Kuvacic, a Melbourne-based, Croatian born restaurateur, has had a long-time desire to share the food of his coastal homeland. The Land of 1000 Islands spreads the word about a cuisine which matches that of the country's more acclaimed Mediterranean neighbors.