Croatian cooking is delicious, sumptuous, and varied, drawing
upon the wealth of the sea and coast, the rugged karstic region,
hinterland, wild mountains and cultivated fields...
The great diversity of climates, influences, cirsumstances,
habits and customs logically results in a wide variety of
foods and cooking metods. Significiant differences occur,
even within county borders, especially in Kvarner County.
The cuisine here, as everywhere, is determined by the natural
surroundings, the availability of ingredients, way of life,
as wel as neighboring and conquering cultures, but most of
all the economic situation and local ingenuity. The differences
are striking, making them all the more interesting. Today's
cuisine is the culmination of all these influences, intact
and complete documents of their time and place. Cooking is
an important part of the identity of a nation and its culural
It is important for you to know that the fish and shellfish
come from the crystal-clear sea, the fruits and vegetables
were grown on soil that has not been poisoned by chemicals,
and the lamb and game breathed pure fresh air. The food here
If the expression that love passes through the stomach is
true, Croatia is the country for love!