Author Archives: Sylvia P. Onusic, PhD, LDN, CNS

About Sylvia P. Onusic, PhD, LDN, CNS

Licensed and board-certfied nutritionist, writer and researcher. BS in Home Economics, Foods and Nutrition Education;, MS in Health Administration; PhD in Public Health Education; completed the dietetic program at Penn State, University and the CNS Certified Nutrition Specialist program. Fulbrighter to Slovenia in Public Health. Speaker at Weston A. Price Foundation Conference and International Raw Milk Symposiums. Member of the American College of Nutrition. Creator and tour leader for "Taste of Slovenia, a Real Food Tour."

Help Cooking Kids Make Their American Debut

In 2015 the Cooking Kids, a culinary competition for school-aged children on the national level,  enters it’s fourth year in Slovenia, that Gem of a Country nestled in the niche between Austria and Italy.  The program is gearing up and now underway for … Continue reading

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Slovenia Rich in “truly organic” Local and Seasonal Produce

    From April through May it’s asparagus time in Slovenia and I arrived just in time this year to catch the end of the harvest.  Many home gardens have their special patch of asparagus to supply the family.  I … Continue reading

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Cviček, the Charming Wine of Dolenjska

  Cviček is one of the most unique and charming wines in Slovenia.  The secret is in blending various reds (modra frankinja, žametna črnina – 70 per cent) with white varieties (kraljevina, laški rizling, rumeni plavec, zeleni silvanec – 30 per cent) … Continue reading

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Highlights of Taste of Slovenia May 30-June 9, 2014— You still have time to join us.

The Taste of Slovenia 2014 tour has many new food experiences this year and offers the opportunity to meet the local people who are producing real and artisanal foods.  The tour has a few places still available for interested persons. … Continue reading

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Beverages in Slovenian Language

In Slovenia people are very fond of their beverages. Coffee-  Kavo.   There are many kinds of coffee that can be ordered at  a kavarna,  the elegant coffee/pastry shops which are very popular. My favorite coffee place is located on Slovenska cesta, … Continue reading

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Ljubljana Celebrates 2000-year anniversary as Roman “Emona”

Ave Emona ! Guests on the Taste of Slovenia tour this May-June 2014 will be present for a once-in-a -lifetime event: a Celebration of Two Thousand Year of Emona- the Roman name for Ljubljana. The Romans considered the present Capitol … Continue reading

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Happy Easter from Taste of Slovenia

 Slovenian Easter Traditions Happy Easter from Slovenia The Slovenian name for Easter is Velika noč,  which means “Great Night.”  It’s also a great holiday for eating after weeks of fasting. Slovenes are ready to tuck into the palette of foods that … Continue reading

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