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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 (112 pages)

    Serbian Cooking: Popular Recipes from the Balkan Region
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    Forty-nine 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.

    Traditional Serbian Food and Recipes

    By Miodrag Ilic

    Paperback (344 pages)

    Traditional Serbian Food and Recipes
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    Many consider Serbian cuisine one of the best cuisines in the world. This book is a collection of our nation's traditional food, tasty, healthy and easy to make recipes. This authentic cookbook will provide you with some of the best recipes for everyday use, for both beginners and intermediate users, and you will surely love it. It also explains many traditions and customs of Serbian people. Please enjoy this book, and we hope that you will share our nation's delicious food and recipes with your friends and families.----According to scarce but still sufficient data available for our present-day analysis,we can claim with high confidence that the Serbian cuisine has been reaching into the distant past. Therefore we are now able to envision the history of Serbian gastronomy as a continuous process that finally resulted in the Serbian national cuisine.This may be the leading cause of so many head-scratchers, among the professionals as well as among citizens and guest tourists, about the real nature of the Serbian cuisine: is it what is prepared in homes on daily basis,or what is written in recipes and printed in various books? Once defined, it becomes the foundation of restaurant and tourist offer of Serbia, a special promotable brand.The author has put in a lot of effort to present the entire results of his research in form of a book. The awareness of scarcity of written material on diet of Serbian people through history is an additional reason to approach this subject gradually and in great detail.The goal of the author is not just to present the dishes made by our ancestors in order to satisfy our curiosity and to finally have them all written and listed in one place, but also to reintroduce as many of them as possible into the everyday diet and restaurant and hotel offer. I hope that after so many years some of these special delicacies will again spread their aromas through our kitchens.

    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!

    Serbian Cookbook

    By Zivojin Aleksic

    Independently published
    Paperback (70 pages)

    Serbian Cookbook
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    Second edition of a world famous cookbook! Sold on four continents - Australia, Europe, Asia, America! New, corrected edition with fantastic images and descriptions! 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 true Serbian cookbook. All recipes are easy to follow, well explained and delicious!

    Cook Book Circle of Serbian Sisters

    St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral
    Plastic Comb (203 pages)

    Cook Book Circle of Serbian Sisters
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    Collection of Serbian recipes compiled by members of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (WI). Categories include Beverages, Salads, Hot Dishes, Cakes & Tortes, Cookies, and Miscellaneous Pastries. There is also a section entitled "Traditions" which describes Serbian traditions for Christmas Eve, Christmas, and Krsna Slava (Patron Saint's Day), along with associated recipes.

    Balkan Comfort Food: Home Cooking From The Heart

    By Jas Brechtl

    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.

    I Love to Eat Fruits and Vegetables (English Serbian book for kids): Bilingual Serbian children's book (English Serbian Bilingual Collection) (Serbian Edition)

    By Shelley Admont

    KidKiddos Books Ltd.
    Paperback (32 pages)

    I Love to Eat Fruits and Vegetables (English Serbian book for kids): Bilingual Serbian children s book (English Serbian Bilingual Collection) (Serbian Edition)
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    English Serbian bilingual children's book. Perfect for kids studying English or Serbian as their second language. Jimmy, the little bunny, likes to eat candy. He sneaks into the kitchen to find a bag with candies that was hidden inside the cupboard. What happens right after Jimmy climbs up to reach the bag of candy? You will find out when you read this illustrated children’s book. Since that day, he starts to develop healthy eating habits and even likes to eat his fruits and vegetables.

    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).

    Titov kuvar (Serbian Edition)

    By Branko Trbovic & Prosveta

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    Titov kuvar (Serbian Edition)
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    Knjiga o Titovoj kuhinji nije kuvar u uobicajenom smislu te reci. U njoj ce citalac naci, pre svega, izbor iz svetskih kuhinja na jednom mestu.To je, s druge strane, ,,gurmanska“ slika citave jedne politike i jednog dugog zivota posmatranog „ispod kuvarske kape“. Mozda nema savremenih memoara u kojima se karakteri i ovozemaljske osobine pojedinih znamenitih javnih licnosti iz celog sveta i svih bivsih jugoslovenskih republika uz pomoc dva-tri detalja, dve-tri situacije, dve-tri vecere ili lova osvetljavaju tako jasno i duhovito kao u knjizi „kuvarskih uspomena“ autora Branka Trbovica i Ivana Cosica. U toku trideset godina sluzbovanja u Belom dvoru, Marsalatu, na Brionima, slavnom brodu ,,Galeb“, u „Plavom vozu“, u stranim rezidencijama, letnjikovcima i na brojnim gostovanjima negdasnjeg prvog gosta, visedecenijskog lidera bivse Jugoslavije, autor je sa timom svojih saradnika, kuvara i konobara, ostvario preko dvadeset hiljada dorucaka, ruckova i vecera, prijema, o cemu je vodena minuciozna evidencija. Branko Trbovic i Ivan Cosic sa saradnicima ugostili su takve goste kao sto su britanski drzavnik i pisac Vinston Cercil, japanski car Hirohito, etiopijski Haile Selasije, engleska kraljica Elizabeta II, holandska kraljica Julijana, persijski sah Reza Pahlavi, jordanski kralj Husein, predsednici SAD Dz. F. Kenedi i Ricard Nikson, nemacki kancelar Vili Brant, francuski predsednik Ziskar D’Esten, knjizevnici Ivo Andric, Dobrica Cosic, Branko Copic, Miroslav Krleza i Zuko Dzumhur, Dzozefina Beker, Melina Merkuri, Sofija Loren, Djina Lolobridjida, Elizabet Tejlor i Ricard Barton, Zaklina Kenedi, te brojne drzavnike iz sveta i pokreta nesvrstanosti, umetnike, muzicare, sportiste, kao i nepreglednu Titovu svitu domacih politicara iz perioda medusobnog utrkivanja republickih oligarhija. Naznacene okolnosti pod kojima su ruckovi i vecere priredivani, popis zvanica i letimicno naznacen istorijski okvir koji prati svaku gozbu i svaki jelovnik, uz probrane recepte iz domace i svetske kuhinje, cine ovu knjigu jedinstvenom u svom zanru.

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