Istria’s edible empires


Istria may be a small peninsula jutting into the Adriatic Sea, but three countries divide it–Italy, Slovenia, and Croatia. And in the last couple centuries, a period of time shorter than America has been in existence, a slew of empires and other political entities have had their turn at administering all or part of the peninsula. Such a game of political king-of-the-hill has resulted in a curious tangle of cuisine. Drunk rodents, anti-burek partisans, and snail sausages are all part of Istria’s Edible Empires, my latest piece over at Unmapped Magazine.

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About OmnivorousTraveler

Darrin DuFord is a travel writer, mapgazer, and jungle rodent connoisseur. His writing has won numerous awards and has appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, BBC Travel, Gastronomica, Roads & Kingdoms, Narratively, and Perceptive Travel, among other publications. He is the author of Breakfast for Alligators: Quests, Showdowns and Revelations in the Americas (released in July 2016) and Is There a Hole in the Boat? Tales of Travel in Panama without a Car, silver medalist in the 2007 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards.
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