Why Slovenia ?

Why Slovenia?

My Homeland, when God created thee, he blessed thee with both Hands, and said that Merry People will live here.

— Ivan Cankar, Slovenian Poet

Because of its size and location in the heart of Europe, Slovenia holds a unique position in the culinary world.  In a country where borders can be reached in less than four hours, all food is local.  On the territory of Slovenia itself, the 2nd most forested country in Europe, Mother Nature has created a wide variety of dramatic landscapes and climates, which vary dramatically within short distances.  Alpine peaks, sea coast, plains, plateaus, rivers, lakes, thermal springs, and caves, create a variety of terroirs giving life to unique culinary flavors, tastes and smells, which artisans bring to the table through traditional methods. Culinary flavors, methods, and styles, blending back and forth between neighboring countries, and from past empires, are noted in native dishes. Taste Slovenia- Taste Europe.


About sponusic128

Sylvia P. Onusic, PhD, has lectured on Slovenian Traditional Foods at the Weston A. Price conference, and for various groups across the country. Her paternal grandfather and grandmother were born in Slovenia, in the Lož Valley, near the Castle Sneznik. Based on her doctoral work on the health status of Slovene Americans, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Slovenia and later worked six years for the Minister of Health in Ljubljana. During that time, she traveled extensively throughout Slovenia. On the weekends, her family “lived local” at a country home in the village of Kozarišče, near the castle. She holds a B.S. in foods and nutrition, has completed dietetic studies, and a PhD in health education and wellness. Her research and teaching focus is traditional foods
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