Mediterranean cuisine, Slovenia

The attractiveness of the Slovene seaside, this northernmost end of the Mediterranean, was sung of by many poets, inspired by the Istrian hills, the sea, the salt-pans, the karst and its stone-house villages...The coast, with its abundant vegetation, offers a wealth of culinary experiences, with fresh herbs and fish specialties. In the Istrian culinary tradition the meals are most often cooked and less often fried. Key ingredients include indigenous, locally grown vegetables, herbs and spices. These are mostly mild in taste, but chefs often use the varieties that grow in the wild. Istrian cuisine is characterized by fish and poultry dishes. The most important ingredients are without a doubt the local olive oil and wine. Oil, wine and sea salt produced on the Slovenian coast are world renown products today. Copyright TIC Portoro┼ż