regional cuisines
Phi Phi, Rantee and the Beach

Phi Phi, Rantee and the Beach

I still believe in paradise. But now at least I know it’s not some place you can look for. Because it’s not where you go. It’s how you feel for a moment in your life when you’re a part of something. And if you find that moment… It lasts forever. Heaven on Earth still exists....
Paris in Four Hours

Paris in Four Hours

Ah! Ce Paris! I want to stay for months. Watch people come and go while sitting in a bistro on the bank of the Seine. Spend days lost in the corridors of the Louvre. Wait for hours to get up on the Eiffel Tower. Buy myself a real French baguette… You shouldn’t visit Paris like...
Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush

There’s something about the levantine cuisine that makes it’s dishes one of the most loved throughout the world. I myself am not at all immune to it’s charms and let me tell you, I could easily live on hummus and baba ganoush alone. Many people I know loath the eggplants but I like to think...
Urnebes

Urnebes

Urnebes can be found in every Serbian fast food stand. Most common thing you would eat there is a burger, but we do burgers here a bit differently. Take a look on 1st and 4th photo on this article and you’ll see. Burger is called pljeskavica and a bun is not a typical bun, but...
Homemade Tomato Sauce

Homemade Tomato Sauce

My favorite family gatherings are when we make ajvar and tomato sauce. We stay at our country house and we peel the peppers or strain the tomatoes. Sometimes we cook jam. We dry the jars in the Sun. When I was a kid we used to run around the yard, climb the trees, laugh… Every...
Our Growing Egde / Oko Resto

Our Growing Egde / Oko Resto

Only a very few recognize food as the high adventure it really is. The excitement of discovery of a rare spice in a shop. The adrenalin rush while alive, moving scorpion on a stick is about to be deep-fried and served. An everlasting dilemma about the contents of that dish you had.
Fattoush

Fattoush

A friend brought me a jar of sumac spice a while ago. I had no idea how to use it and it’s been laying on the shelf forgotten. And then I stumbled on a fattoush salad, and usually there is some purslane growing in my country house garden, so I wanted to try it out....
Muffuletta

Muffuletta

The sandwich just got bigger and better!
Sour Cherry Phyllo Pie

Sour Cherry Phyllo Pie

There is something about a cherry pie. And where I come from, it’s a phyllo pie, and sour cherries are used. When picking time comes, and when they lay cozy in their crates, it’s time to pit them and prepare for the freezer. But each time, my family steals an amount to make a fresh...
Ibiza for Beginners

Ibiza for Beginners

Sant Antoni de Portmany You don’t go to Ibiza for food. You go for the beaches, parties, sun and some of the world’s best clubs. Food is a mere fuel you burn in order to survive the crazy lifestyle. You wake up in the morning and go to the beach, then in the evening you...
Chunky Marinara

Chunky Marinara

Marinara fits well almost everywhere. On a pizza, in pasta, on bruschetta… Probably each one you had was a slightly different from another. I am currently in a chunky marinara phase
Kilu I Love You!

Kilu I Love You!

They say that caviar is an acquired taste. They haven’t tried kilu. Me and kilu first met at Hell Hunt. And it didn’t go well. As you can see in the video at the bottom of my first Estonian post But, the first thing I did as soon as I got back to Tallinn was...