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The prestigious guide Gult&Millau finally came to Croatia!

Great news for the Croatian gastronomy world – the prestigious guide Gult&Millau finally came to Croatia. In order to monitor closely the development of the Croatian gastronomic scene, Gault & Millau will annually evaluate Croatian restaurants, wines and gastronomic products and present them to domestic and international public. Cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism of → Read more

World’s oldest Italian wine just discovered

Chemical analysis conducted on ancient pottery could dramatically predate the commencement of winemaking in Italy. A large storage jar from the Copper Age (early 4th millennium BC) tests positive for wine. This finding published in Microchemical Journal is significant as it’s the earliest discovery of wine residue in the entire prehistory of the Italian peninsula. → Read more

Chef Deniz Zembo’s Olive Oil Explorations

Olive oil is an important ingredient in any kitchen but good chefs know exactly how to pair the right oil with a dish to enhance its flavors. For Croatian chef Deniz Zembo, olive oil is an essential ingredient in his culinary creations that even offers the scope to innovate and experiment, something he’s not afraid → Read more

Mediterranean diet works better for wealthy people, study finds

The Mediterranean diet — rich in fruits, vegetables, fish, olive oil, nuts and whole grains — has long been hailed as a heart-healthy eating plan. But new research suggests its health benefits may be limited to the rich and well-educated. For the study, a team of Italian scientists reviewed diets, income and education level of → Read more

Drinking wine can make you more creative

Winos rejoice as somebody very clever has finally legitimatised our penchant for the humble grape. A small glass of wine or a pint of beer helps unleash creativity, Austrian scientists have found. “Alcohol is so linked with creativity,” lead author Dr Mathias Benedek said. “Previous research has found almost half of the great writers had → Read more

Five easy recipes to make on holiday

With their often-limited scope, holiday rental kitchens present the perfect opportunity to get back to basics with fresh, seasonal ingredients prepared with as little fuss as possible. Holiday cooking needs to be something special, but if you’re like me, you’ll find everything in the local supermarket exciting. Go on an exploratory first shop, and come → Read more

Where to Buy 100 of the World’s Best Olive Oils

Every April since 2013, the world’s largest and most prestigious olive oil competition has been held in New York, and the results of the NYIOOC are widely considered to be the most trusted guide to the best olive oils of the year. Actually laying your hands on a winning bottle, however, was like finding a → Read more

An Olive Picking Championship in Croatia

The Croatian island of Brač is set to host the 1st World Championship in Olive Picking in October. An initiative of Postira’s Tourist Board, in cooperation with the Postira Agricultural Cooperative and Aldura Sport – a local outdoor adventure company, the competition will take place from October 19 to 22, 2017. The event is being → Read more

Pag Island: The Unexpected Home of an Award-Winning Sheep’s Cheese

Croatia has been on the rise as a tourist destination lately, what with its romantic sandstone buildings and arresting sapphire seas that embrace its pristine beaches. Yet one of its greatest treasures is almost entirely unexpected: cheese production. Specifically, Paški Sir, or Pag cheese, a hard sheep’s milk variety that’s been bagging international awards and → Read more