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    How to Cook dishes from Serbia

    Serbian cuisine includes a wide range of different dishes, and has been influenced by Austrian cuisine, Hungarian cuisine, Mediterranean cuisine, and Turkish cuisine.

    Some popular Serbian recipes and dishes include:
    • Ajvar - A relish made from eggplant, red bell peppers with garlic and chili.

    • Cevapcici - Grilled ground beef or pork served with lepinja (flatbread)

    • Corba od luka - Onion soup.

    • Ðuvec - Mixed stew vegetables, similar to ratatouille.

    • Grasak - Pea stew, sometimes eaten with grilled meat.

    • Gulas - The Serbian version of Hungarian cuisine's goulash.

    • Ljuta krompir corba - Spicy potato soup.

    • Mućkalica - Meat (usually pork) cooked on a barbecue with tomato and pepper sauce.

    • Paprikas - A peppery pork stew. Similar to Hungarian cuisine's pörkölt.

    • Paradajz corba - Tomato soup.

    • Pasulj - A traditional soup made from beans. It is often eaten at Christmas time.

    • Pihtije - Jellied pork.

    • Pljeskavica - A hamburger made from beef with lamb or pork, grilled onions on flatbread.

    • Podvarak - Pork with onions and chopped pickled cabbage. The dish is preparing is prepared by baking, and then eaten with bacon and vegetables.

    • Riblja corba - Fish soup.

    • Sarma - Cabbage leaf rolls containing ground meat, rice and onions. They are often eaten on Christmas Eve and at Easter.

    • Serbian salad - A salad made from diced cucumbers, onions and tomatoes. It is seasoned with feferon, a Serbian hot pepper that is said to taste somewhat similar to cayenne pepper.

    • Tursija - Pickled vegetables.

    • Urnebes - A salad made from cottage cheese and hot chile peppers. It is often eaten as a side dish with barbecues.

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    Serbian Cooking: Popular Recipes from the Balkan Region

    By Danijela Kracun

    Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
    Hardcover (104 pages)

    Serbian Cooking: Popular Recipes from the Balkan Region
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    Fifty-three recipes make up this Eastern European cookbook. Inside, find all types of traditional Serbian fare, including potato salad, lentil soup, and an assortment of pita dishes, as well as sauces and a multitude of delectable desserts, such as crème puffs, baklava, and crepes. Most Serbian cooking traditions are intertwined with the cultures of its neighboring countries. So, don t be surprised if some of these dishes seem similar to some of your own family s traditional recipes. Also, be prepared for some differences. In Serbia, lunch is the biggest meal of the day, while dinner happens to be the lightest, typically focusing on merely cold cuts and bread. Throw in an afternoon snack of a baked pastry and coffee and consider yourself a convert! Many of the recipes are vegetarian, but feel free to add your choice of meat to any dish.

    Balkan Comfort Food: Home Cooking From The Heart

    Jas Brechtl
    Released: 2016-06-16
    Kindle Edition (122 pages)

    Balkan Comfort Food: Home Cooking From The Heart
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    Get over 50 flavorful recipes with mouthwatering photos of favorite dishes from the Balkan region. Whether you are familiar with this cuisine or not, here you will find a dish that you’ll fall in love with, guaranteed! Discover the mix of flavors from Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, and European Turkey.

    Serbian Cookbook

    By Zivojin Aleksic

    Released: 2011-08-07
    Kindle Edition (60 pages)

    Serbian Cookbook
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    Learn how to make the most famous Serbian dishes : pljeskavica, sarma, cevapcici, roast lamb, Karadjordjeva steak ... all of 47 dishes!. Fully illustrated cookbook with directions and all ingredients. The only try Serbian cookbook. All recipes are easy to follow, well explained and delicious!

    Serbian Cookbook

    By Marko Jovanovic

    Released: 2012-10-06
    Kindle Edition (42 pages)

    Serbian Cookbook
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    The Great Serbian Cookbook with fabulous recipes of traditional food.
    The Balkan cuisine is a very rich, mainly having dishes that are extremely meaty and consistent in animal fats. Balkan cuisine is an heterogeneous one, derived from mixed traditions, mostly influenced by Mediterranean (especially Greek), Hungarian, Turkish and Austrian cousins. Among the most representatives dishes in the Balkan cuisine, there are the Sarma (stuffed cabbage rolls), podvarak (roast meat with Sauerkraut) and the Moussaka. Also, the Pecenje , which basically consists of roasted meat: pork, lamb, goat or rarely ox, is another typically Balkan dish.

    Barbeques are very popular in Serbia, and we have developed a series of products that can only be prepared in this method. Such meals, often considered fast-food ones, include Pljeskavica (hamburger), Ćevapi (small kebabs), Vešalica, Mućkalica (mixed meat), and other various sausages.

    The Balkan cuisine, just like Balkan culture, implies not only region elements connected to Serbia, but other parts of former Yugoslavia as well. Great influences have been marked on the whole cooking process due to peasantry, which also influenced the folk craft, music and arts.

    Under the rule of the Ottoman Empire, during the last five centuries, Serbia has had not only cultural influences, but cooking ones as well. Special traditional dishes made in Serbia today have common roots with the dishes prepared in Turkey. The whole Balkan cuisine is derived from a mixture of influences coming from Mediterranean, especially Greek influences, Hungary, Turkish and Austrian cuisines.
    The former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia has formed a heterogeneous cuisine, and even after the 1991 split, Serbia as we know it today has dishes learned how to make from decades.

    Balkan has a great passion for food in general, having a rich cuisine and a large diversity of alcohol beverages that accompany these fat-rich dishes. Sljivovica is a strong, alcoholic beverage primarily made from distilled fermented plum juice. It tastes similar to brandy and sometimes called plum brandy in English. Specific Balkan wines have centuries of tradition behind them. The Vrzole wine is made by the private winery Vinik from the famous wine region – Vrsac, winery which blends traditional family recipes and newest technology in making limited quantities of this famous red and white wine.

    Foods include a variety of grilled meats and bread. Desserts range from Turkish style baklava to Viennese style tortes. The national drink of Serbia is a plum brandy. Locally produced wines are also popular and they are highly regarded. Most popular cuisines that are served in Serbia are Pasulj (Balkan Bean Soup), Soups Stews Beans, Prysnac Serbia (Broccoli Casserole), Balkan Torte, Szerb Bableves (Balkan Bean Soup).

    Traditional Serbian Food: Mirjana's Complete Cookbook of Traditional Serbian Recipes

    By Mirjana Ilic

    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
    Paperback (72 pages)

    Traditional Serbian Food: Mirjana s Complete Cookbook of Traditional Serbian Recipes
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    Serbian cuisine presents a collision of different influences — oriental, Mediterranean, European, and local Balkan — resulting in a unique variety of flavors and textures. When you take into account Serbia's geographical location and long and turbulent history, it is no surprise that Serbia can be seen as a true melting pot where many cultures and cuisines have come together and mingled. In this recipe book, you will find the very best recipes that Serbia has to offer, ranging from warm comforting soups and invigorating crunchy salads, to flavorful appetizers and finger foods, to crispy pastries, savory hearty main dishes, and deep nutty-flavored desserts. Try a couple of the recipes today, and I guarantee you'll come back for more!

    Serve to Win: The 14-Day Gluten-Free Plan for Physical and Mental Excellence

    By Novak Djokovic

    Brand: Zinc Ink
    Released: 2013-08-20
    Hardcover (192 pages)

    Serve to Win: The 14-Day Gluten-Free Plan for Physical and Mental Excellence
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    Novak Djokovic reveals the gluten-free diet and fitness plan that transformed his health and pushed him to the pinnacle.

    In 2011, Novak Djokovic had what sportswriters called the greatest single season ever by a professional tennis player: He won ten titles, three Grand Slams, and forty-three consecutive matches. Remarkably, less than two years earlier, this champion could barely complete a tournament. How did a player once plagued by aches, breathing difficulties, and injuries on the court suddenly become the #1 ranked tennis player in the world? The answer is astonishing: He changed what he ate.
    In Serve to Win, Djokovic recounts how he survived the bombing of Belgrade, Serbia, rising from a war-torn childhood to the top tier of his sport. While Djokovic loved and craved bread and pasta, and especially the pizza at his family’s restaurant, his body simply couldn’t process wheat. Eliminating gluten—the protein found in wheat—made him feel instantly better, lighter, clearer, and quicker. As he continued to research and refine his diet, his health issues disappeared, extra pounds dropped away, and his improved physical health and mental focus allowed him to achieve his two childhood dreams: to win Wimbledon, and to become the #1 ranked tennis player in the world.
    Now Djokovic has created a blueprint for remaking your body and your life in just fourteen days. With weekly menus, mindful eating tips for optimal digestion, and delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes, you’ll be well on your way to shedding extra weight and finding your way to a better you. Djokovic also offers tips for eliminating stress and simple exercises to get you revved up and moving, the very same ones he does before each match.
    You don’t need to be a superstar athlete to start living and feeling better. With Serve to Win, a trimmer, stronger, healthier you is just two weeks away.

    Serbian Cookbook Soups and Salads

    By Zivojin Aleksic

    Released: 2013-02-01
    Kindle Edition (42 pages)

    Serbian Cookbook Soups and Salads
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    In this, second in series Serbian Cookbook, e book you will find fantastic recipes on how to prepare original Serbian soups and salads. This cookbook is fully illustrated, as all others are, and every recipe is easy to follow. Learn how to make the most delicious soups and salads that will enrich your every day meals. All ingredients and correct procedure are well explained and documented and every dish, soup or salad is illustrated so you will know if you got it right! Spice you day with tasty and unusual soups and salads!

    Serbian Cookbook - Pies and Pastry

    By Zivojin Aleksic

    Released: 2012-12-09
    Kindle Edition (50 pages)

    Serbian Cookbook - Pies and Pastry
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    Best pies and pastry Serbia can offer! Here you will find fantastic recipes for great pies and pastry dishes from Serbia. Fully illustrated and easy to make delicious salty pies and pastry cookbook will help you choose another dish every day. Make all the famous Serbian gibanica, zeljanica, pogacice, kiflice and many more ... This recipes will bring smile to your face every day of the week!

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