Category Archives: Croatia

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 … Continue reading

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Travel Writing Olympics?

My appetite for Croatian frogs’ legs has led to more than just a satisfied culinary curiosity. While Winter Olympic athletes are currently jockeying for medals in such sports as bobsledding and freestyle skiing, I scored a bronze medal in the … Continue reading

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Slurping Locally: Croatia’s Oysters on GoNomad

I like ’em fat. Especially when their juice drips after I open ’em up. I’m talking about Croatian oysters, and I miss ’em. GoNomad just published my piece, Slurping Locally: Enjoying Croatia’s Oysters and Estuaries, in which I take you … Continue reading

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BBC Travel presents the Frog Fare of Croatia

Out of the swamp and onto your plate: frogs are no strangers to the dining rooms of Croatia. In “Leaping into Croatia’s Frog Leg Tradition,” I explore the history and variety of frogs in Croatia’s gastronomy. Thanks to the wine-making … Continue reading

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This Croatian Town Is Not Big Enough for Both of Us

I’m always intrigued when I discover an aspect of American culture that has been adopted outside the States. Croatia has its share of fast food, and restaurant owners even like to use the English phrase “fast food” in signage to … Continue reading

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