Taste of Slovenia, the Crossroads of European Food Culture featuring the Alpine, Pannonian and Mediterranean Karst where cultures effervesce into a unique cuisine, which combines local traditions and identity in a real sense of place. Slovenia is everything and everyone, a unique print on time, where Europe evolved and stepped into the modern world: a place where Celts lived and worked; Romans founded settlements and Slavic tribes from the East made their home. The country has seen these and Turks, Austrians, Yugoslavs, and even Tito.Because of the natural design of this small country which is made up of mountains, mountain valleys, and plains, agriculture and animal husbandry has developed in quite a different way than in other parts of Europe. Farms are small, with a few animals, and small pastures.
Slovenia is a small green microcausm, a reflection of past and present Europe, with a deep, rich, complex history set in a magnificent breath taking natural world with pristine lakes, waterfalls, plains, mountains, valleys. In this small country,where land is at a premium, food is extremely important, especially fresh, local, naturally grown foods which are prepared at home.
Target audience: Those people who appreciate artisanal foods which are traditional, home grown, tasty foods, grown without chemicals, in a beautiful natural setting.