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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