Dalmatia: Recipes from Croatia's Mediterranean Coast

Last Updated September 05, 2017
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Dalmatia: Recipes from Croatia's Mediterranean Coast

Traditional dishes from one of Europe's best kept secrets -- Croatia's Dalmatian coast.

“Nestled in the heart of the Mediterranean on the edge of the dazzling Adriatic is one of Europe’s best-kept secrets – the spectacular Dalmatian coastline of Croatia.

A region defined by the sea, rumbling vineyards and olive groves, it is home to some of the country’s most treasured dishes whose flavors of reminiscent of Greek and Italian food, with an identity all of their own.

The cuisine of Dalmatia has a unique story to tell. Its simple, honest food has evolved from the region’s rich history and many cultural influences.

At its core, it is frugal but inventive with interesting flavors and ingredients, such as silverbeet, prošek (Dalmatian fortified wine), and verenik (grape molasses).

Offering over 100 authentic recipes, Ino Kivačić captures the charm of his beloved native home in Dalmatia, and celebrates the food traditions, hospitality, and signature purity of this magical place.” – From Dalmatia: Recipes from Croatia’s Mediterranean Coast.

Octopus Salad

Octopus Salad from Dalmatia: Recipes from Croatia's Mediterranean Coast
This is one of the most popular dishes served in restaurants and konobe (traditional Croatian eateries) along the Adriatic coast.

Dalmatian Silverbeet (Swiss Chard)

Silverbeet (Swiss Chard), a recipe from Dalmatia: Recipes from Croatia's Mediterranean Coast
Other Croatians actually call Dalmatians ‘silverbeets’ as we eat the vegetable almost every day.

Chocolate Knedle

Chocolate Knedle, a dessert from Dalmatia: Recipes from Croatia's Mediterranean Coast
Knedle are a Central European dessert, Austrian in origin.
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