Saturday, September 12, 2009
Where's the Beef?
That's one question we certainly didn't have to ask while in the Balkans. There was no shortage of meat whatsoever. Beef, Pork, Chicken and multiple versions of each. The greens were more like garnish or a side. Oh, lot's of cheese as well. Serbia is known for its spiced meat and Croatia for it's local approach. The small village of Zupanja (13,000 pop) is prided on grow, make and eat local (meat, cheeses, vegetables, etc.). I think it's a very powerful statement and a smart one. Funny thing is I'm reading In Defense of Food currently and Croatia is a great example of what Michael Pollan is talking about. Pictured are our backstage lunch and also our dinner (meat and veggie) at a local restaurant.